Gija Country (My Grandmother’s Country) on silk by Rowena Morgan 2016
Lengths of handprinted screen printed fabric on 100% dupion silk 137cm wide
The weight of the fabric is 210gsm
The base fabric is black and is a three-colour print with dark grey, red ochre and orange ochre coloured details.
Rowena is a Gija woman girl and through her grandmother is regarded as a custodian of the Landsdown Ranges country.
Rowena began painting in 1994. She uses Indigenous symbols and animals to illustrate her connection to them. She was a member of the Halls Creek art centre, and exhibited with them. She is now living in Broome and enjoys translating her symbols for the landscape into block prints and textile designs.