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Jacinda Hayes

Jacinda Hayes was born in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, in 1992. She re-located to Darwin in 2019 for better schooling opportunities for her children. She is a well established artist and an Anmatyerre language speaker.

Jacinda is the granddaughter of artist Margaret Scobie, who taught Jacinda the story she depicts in her Bush Medicine artworks. She tells of how Gloria passed on the ‘Bush Medicine Leaves’ Dreaming to Margaret as health challenges arose. Gloria wanted to ensure the Dreaming was continued. Margaret, in turn, passed this Dreaming on to Jacinda as she is her eldest grand-daughter. Jacinda spent a lot of  time with her grandmother learning how to use colour and the brush, “this keeps the culture strong and keeps the connection”. Jacinda will pass this Dreaming down to her children in the hope that they will pass it to theirs and so on. Recently, Jacinda has begun telling the story of the Thorny Devil as told to her by her famous artist aunt, Gloria Petyarre.

Jacinda has developed her own unique way of painting, using fine and large brushstrokes which produce both a 3D effect and a free flowing design.

Jacinda’s works are held in galleries Australia-wide, as well as in galleries overseas.