Cyril Holland, Ngingaku Ngurrangka, 1991, acrylic polymer in canvas, 128 x 188 cm. Warburton Arts Project Collection. The painting shows stories associated with the Nginga Creation Being in country between Warakurna and Warburton.
THE ARTERY Aboriginal Art - The ‘Bush Medicine Leaves’ refers to the leaves of a species of Acacia, which is used as part of Indigenous traditional healing. Women collect leaves from this plant and boil them to extract the resin. The resin is then mixed with kangaroo fat, which results in a paste. This paste is used to heal bites, wounds, cuts and rashes and can also be used as an insect repellent.