This is my interpretation of “Wani-Wani Watina” which means in the Kalkadoon language “To swim side by side”.
The Kalkadoon people have a strong connection to the sea as they used to travel north to the gulf country to hunt and gather food and my painting depicts the graceful agility and beauty of the sea and the sea creatures that have learned to live together with respect.
Brooke Sutton is a contemporary Aboriginal artist and a proud Kalkadoon woman from the emu foot province around the Mount Isa area in North West Queensland. Brooke has had a passion for painting since she was 8 years old and she has won various local art competitions and been commissioned for several artworks all whilst still at school. Brooke’s Great, Great, Great Grandmother is an apical ancestor of the Kalkadoon people and is the younger sister to renowned Aboriginal artist Chern’ee Sutton. Brooke is also related to Charlie Perkins a renowned Aboriginal activist who led the Freedom Ride in the late 1960s.
Brooke is a talented young emerging artist who paints her people’s stories which are visually unique in colour, composition and texture. Brooke is already building a reputable client base capturing the eyes of Government departments and collectors from around the world.
- This product is made from recycled cotton.
- It is 2 metres x 1.6 metres
- Machine washable
- Reversible ocean blue on one side pink on the back
- Suitable for a queen side bed