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Melati's Art Gallery
spacer The Australian Landscape Series This show is my long awaited series of artwork inspired by my homeland, Australia. Last year I spent time exploring the Australian land and Aboriginal culture for inspiration. I visited many places in country Victoria and travelled to the Northern Territory and spent time in both Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks. It is here that I gathered ochre rocks and ground them into paints for this series.

On my travels to the NT I learnt that the Aboriginal people paint either the 'country' or the 'dreaming', as these where considered most scared. To paint with ochre brings the country into the painting, which makes the art more scared again, like this land is to its people. This is why I chose to bring ochre into this series on the Australian Landscape, to bring the country into the paintings and to honour this beautiful land and its people.

Darwin bush I
Darwin bush II
Fogg Dam, near Kakadu, NT
Iron Bark forest, Bendigo I
Iron Bark forest, Bendigo II
Kakadu bush I
Kakadu bush II
Long-neck turtle dreaming, near Kakadu, NT
Wangi Falls, Litchfield, NT