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Elijah Cameron – Saratoga

$975.00 inc. GST

Elijah (Elyssa) is originally from Central Arnhem Land. He now lives in Darwin with his wife, acclaimed artist Irenie Ngalinba and children. This painting describes the Saratoga creation story in his grandmother’s country near Ramingining community.

Medium: ochre and acrylic on watercolour paper

Size: 56 x 76 cm

This is an original artwork created by the artist.

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Elyssa (Elijah) Djurududuku Cameron

  • Artist skin name: TBC
  • Clan: TBC
  • Born: TBC
  • Language group: Kuninjku
  • Community: Maningrida, NT

Arnhem Land art is part of the oldest continuous art tradition in the world. Ancestors of today’s artists have been painting the rock walls of West and Central Arnhem Land for tens of thousands of years. The traditional palette of white, red, yellow and black comes from the ochre that naturally occurs in the region, although contemporary artists sometimes choose to paint in acrylics as well. The artists famously paint using either the traditional rarrk cross-hatching technique, or the more contemporary and complex cross hatching technique which has been adapted from ceremonial painting. These lines are carefully painted using a manyilk, which is a piece of sedge grass shaved down until only a few fibres remain.