This painting is called “Ngaimai” which means “To Chase or To Hunt” in the Kalkadoon language.
The Kalkadoon people have ruled the emu foot province for at least the last 40,000 years and have been connected to their lands through their dreaming stories, songs and art.
The handprints show the Kalkadoon’s connection to the land and the spears and boomerang represent the weapons they have used to hunt and provide food for their families for thousands of years.
The white spirit trails link the Kalkadoon people with their country and dreamtime for all time.
By Chern’ee Sutton
Age – 15 years.
Size – 152cm wide X 61cm high.
Medium – Acrylic and textured acrylic on canvas.