By Chern’ee Sutton
Age – 23 years
Size – 91cm wide X 91cm high
Medium – Acrylic and textured acrylic on canvas
To Hunt - Ngaimai
My name is Chern’ee Sutton and I am a contemporary indigenous artist from the Kalkadoon people around the Mount Isa area in Queensland.
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 boomerang and spears represent the weapons they have used to hunt and provide food for their families for thousands of years.