Title: Waterhole Dreaming
Size: 60 cm x 60 cm
“Traditionally Noongar people relied on various water sources which included rivers, lakes, springs and waterholes for survival. These waterholes or 'Gnamma‘, have been described as ‘cavities in hard rock’, were important for the survival of Noongar people due to the semi-nomadic lifestyle and harsh environment.
These waterholes were connected by flowing underground-water currents and their locations kept secret by the local inhabitants due to the waterholes sacred connection to the Waagyl-Rainbow Serpent.
This painting represents four interconnected 'Gnamma-holes' and the surrounding terrain and wildlife. It also depicts the Waagyl-Rainbow as the creator and spirit of these freshwater sources.”