The botanicals sourced are from traditional landowners and we engage the local community to harvest and collect which enables us to support families living from the land.

Samantha Turk (Eastern Arrernte, Mparntwe Central Australia NT) and Crystal Mahoney (Barkindji, Brewarrina, NSW)

Meeting on Country (2019)

Meeting on Country (2019) is a contemporary story that depicts two tribal groups from different regions of Australia coming together and creating a design that represents both their tribal countries, both artists each detailing their ideas of how they see their country through their eyes.

The painting is representative of the Central Australian NT and Central West NSW regions, the tribal lands of the Arrernte and Barkindji peoples.

The wavy line represents the arid vegetation, wildflowers, and the changing landscapes. The concentric circles depict where the two families have gathered to collect water and bush tucker, and the straight lines show the pathways where they have travelled gathering and collecting.