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Selina Numina Kamprina


Bush Medicine Leaves | 74h x 60w | RK564

Not framed or stretched | Acrylic on canvas

Selina Numina was born in 1978 and 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’s family come from a long line of desert artists of the contemporary Aboriginal art including world renowned aunties: Gloria and Kathleen Petyerre. Many women from the Petyerre, Mambitji and Numina family name hold custody of the story and are knowledge keepers of stories such as Bush Medicine Leaves, Bush Tucker, Seeded, Soakage, Women's Ceremony – in common with other skin groups across the vast arid landscape and desert areas of Central Australia.

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