In this painting, Colleen Wallace Nungari illustrates Dreamtime Sisters who are good spirits dancing the awelye (women’s ceremony)and looking after her country, Arnumarra, which lies to the north east of Alice Springs in Central Australia. Colleen says these sisters were once living people; her ancestors.
Name: Colleen Wallace
Skin name: Nungari (also spelled Nungarrayi)
Language group: Eastern Arrernte
Country: Santa Teresa
Lives: Utopia Region, Central Australia
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This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.
Stretching your painting
The most common form of framing Aboriginal art is stretching.
A 2cm deep stretcher frame is recommended to use, however speak with your framer about other depths or framing options you may wish to use.
Finding your framer
While we only send smaller works stretched (size 30cm x 30cm or less), we are happy to assist you in finding the right framer for this piece.
If you live in Australia, most framers are familiar with stretching Aboriginal art, and we have some non-affiliated framers in Melbourne and Sydney whom we send art to for stretching.
If you live overseas, we can send your framer information if necessary.
Below: a painting with a 6cm black canvas border is stretched onto a 2cm deep stretcher frame.