Region: Laramba-Northern Territory
Beatrice Gibson Nangala was born on Mt Doreen station, located about 400 kilometers North West of Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory about 1960.
The birth date is unknown because Aboriginal mothers did not deliver their babies in the hospitals but delivered them where ever the were at the time not recording the date as the calender day means little to Aboriginal people.
The Kangaroo is found only in Australia it is the iconic symbol of the country and in the desert are mainly reds and grays.
A dingo is a native wild dog which is red brown and the emu is a large flightless bird white gray and black in color similar to an ostrich which lays eggs which contains about a kilo of egg yoke.
The Aboriginal men track and hunt the emu and it is a stable food source and the oil is used as an anti-inflammatory agent and its feathers are used in ceremonies by the men.
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 jewelry with
for eventual resale in various galleries.
She paints in the traditional aboriginal style of the desert aboriginals 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.
Site Index for:
Alby Stockman, Amy Johnson, Barbara Charles Napaljarri, Beatrice Gibson Nangala, Beth Nungarrayi Patrick, Brenda Lynch Nungurrayi, Caroline Numina Pananka, Cassidy Tjapaltjarri, Colin Liddy, Cowboy Louie Pwerle, Dulcie Williams Napangardi, Isobel Hagen Nungarryi, Jacinta Numina Waugh, Jack Cook Jangala, Lanita Numina, Lesley Daniels Jamijinpa, Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra, Louise Numina Napanankana, Lucy Dixon Napurrurla, Margarette Looney, Mary Dixon Nungarrayi, Maureen Nampitjinpa Hudson, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Michael Tjapanardi Tommy, Peter Leo Tjakamarra, Reggie Sultan, Sambo Burra Burra, Sandra Scholes Escobar, Sarah Morton Napananga, William Sandy, Willie Gudabi, Our Gallery,