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Jacinta Numina Waugh


Bush Medicine Leaves | 105h x 40w | RK780

Not framed or stretched | Acrylic on canvas

Jacinta Numina was born at Stirling Station, Central Australia in 1965. In the early eighties, she started painting with a group of lady elders from the Utopia region. The central theme of her artwork relates to her knowledge of the Anmatyerre Women`s Law and her country.

In 1996, Jacinta moved to Darwin to formally study art at Charles Darwin University and completed her Associate Degree in Art and Design in 2003. The next year saw her complete her traineeship in printmaking and was then appointed as a fulltime printmaker at Northern Editions, she currently works with the NT Government.

Jacinta is one of six sisters and three brothers, her Mother is Barbara Price Mbitjana. The Numina Sisters are well-known for their bright and colourful bush medicine leaf paintings. They each have a unique expression within the overall Bush Medicine Leaves style. Bush Medicine Leaves vivid sometimes flamboyant, sometimes subtle, sometimes even intense, the contemporary play of the palette gives uplift to the onlooker and the room.

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