Tutujarti trees
Tutujarti trees

Lisa Uhl

1976 - 2018 Tutujarti trees 2014
  • cast white aluminium

Lisa Uhl lived all her life in Fitzroy Crossing.

With mesmerising effect, Lisa illustrated her love of country through her rhythmic, abstracted paintings, recalling the stories she had been told by her elders, more specifically by her mother Jukuja Dolly Snell (Dolly had raised Lisa since she was an infant, ever since Lisa’s biological mother, and Dolly’s sister, passed away). Not uncommonly for people of her generation, Lisa had never been to the country she has inherited from her ancestors. Her works then, are a tapestry of anecdotally acquired knowledge, and an empirical experience referencing the humidity and expanse of the Kimberley.

Source: Mangkaja Aboriginal Arts and Culture

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The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Custodians of Country and recognises their continuing connection to land, sea, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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