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Selina Numina Kamprina


Bush Medicine Leaves | 90h x 154w | RK524

Not framed or stretched | Acrylic on canvas

Selina Numina (b. 1978) is an Anmatyerre artist from Ti Tree, 190km North of Alice Springs in Central Australia. She grew up on Stirling Station, a cattle station south of Tennant Creek along with her six sisters and three brothers, where she attended primary school and later moved to Darwin to attend school. Selina, and her family, now live in Darwin and often travel back to Ti Tree and Stirling Station in the north Utopia region near Tennant Creek.

Selina is the daughter of Barbara Pananka Price and the late Douglas Petyarre. It was her fathers’ famous sisters, Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre, who taught their nieces to paint. Selina is also the great niece of artists Emily Kngwarreye and Kudditji Kngwarreye.

Selina’s family come from a long line of desert artists of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement. Many women from the Petyerre, Mambitji and Numina family name hold custody of the stories and are knowledge keepers of such stories as: Bush Medicine Leaves, Bush Tucker, Seeded, Soakage and Women's Ceremony - they share these with other skin groups across the desert areas of central Australia.

Selina started painting in 2006 and her bold. colourful paintings have a strong following, both within Australia and Internationally.

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