Brianna Briscoe


Image of artwork

51 x 35.5 cm

Having lived half of my life traditionally on Anmatyerr land, north-west of Alice Springs in small Aboriginal communities, and the other half in the Western world, I wanted to portray that in my artwork. My work combines traditional and modern art together, revealing a family gathering around a fire in the dried creek waiting for their meal to cook, just as I did when I was younger.

It was created using acrylic paint, wooden sticks and fine paint brushes. The “U” shaped symbols represent each family member sitting, and the “O” shaped symbols signify the fire. These symbols have been passed down by many generations and I am proud to be passing them down to many more and representing my Anmatyerr mob in the 2022 Napier Waller Art Prize contest.

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