Ngadajirri (Budgerigar Dreaming)

Paintings

Finalist

Acrylic on linen, 120x180cm

Ngadajirri depicts the breeding site of the budgerigar in Eva's homeland at Mount Dennison, north east of Alice Springs. Employing fields of intricate dotting Eva's painting shows the landscape of her country with its contours and hills, the waterholes where the birds flock to drink and play at the water’s edge, and the sites where they lay their eggs.

by Eva Napaltjari Nelson