DESIGNER | Beatrice Gibson

DESIGNER | Beatrice Gibson

Beatrice Gibson Nangala was born on Mt Doreen station, located about 400 kilometres North West of Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory about 1960.
The birth date is unknown because First Nations mothers did not deliver their babies in the hospitals but delivered them wherever the were at the time not recording the date as the calendar day means little to First Nations people.

Beatrice commenced her painting in 1986 and depicts Kangaroo, Dingo and Emu Dreamings, from her country which lies on Napperby Station in Central Australia, northwest of Alice Springs.

Living in the Laramba a community area excised from Napperby Station which contains a school and new health clinic.
She paints with other community members who also collect seeds and nuts to make jewellery with for eventual resale in various galleries. She paints in the traditional style using dots and symbols primarily with great earthy tones on canvas in acrylics.

Beatrice Gibson Nangala and her sisters are artists and they often sit together to paint with other women of the community.
Sharing their stories teaching their children and grandchildren through painting the stories of their culture while also singing the specific songs related to their paintings.

beatrice gibson | original artwork | bush medicine leaves - ID27248
beatrice gibson | original artwork | bush medicine seeds - ID29128
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