Irene Nampijinpa Gorey
Born in Papunya, a small Indigenous Australian community roughly 240 km northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, Australia. Population approx. 300
Wanguna – Seed Dreaming
Irene photographed in the Gallery with her Wanguna paintings.
Traditionally, bread-making, a labour intensive task, was a woman’s job and was generally carried out by several women at once.
It involves collecting seasonal seeds, grain, legumes, roots or nuts, grinding these into a flour, then usually adding water to form a dough. Sometimes, as with Spinifex seeds, there would be enough moisture in the seeds to form the dough directly.