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Mrs N Giles

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Mrs N Giles

Mrs. N. Giles was one of the respected elders of the Tjukurla Community. Mrs. N. was born in the Gibson desert at an important cultural site called ‘Karku’. As a young woman, Mrs. N. travelled throughout the Westem Desert region with her mother and step-father, hunting, gathering bushtucker and camping in the traditional way of the Ngaanyatjarra people. Her knowledge of Inma (ceremonies) and Tjukurpa (dreaming stories) associated with the country here is extensive. Mrs. N. settled in Tjukurla when the community was first established in the ‘1980s. She worked with ‘purnu’ (wood carving) and enjoyed hunting in the bush. She learned to make baskets woven from spinifex in the 80s and has a large basket on permanent exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery.
Mrs. N. Giles’ works explores her country and associated tjukurrpa in an exquisite and unique expression of colour and movement. Mrs. N. gained recognition as a key artist in the contemporary Indigenous arts world. Her works are collected by collectors and institutions around Australia and internationally.
She sadly passed away in 2019.
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