From Jemma

My artwork represents the beauty of culture and nature, and the ugliness of politics and war. I try to evoke emotion with my work, whether it is happiness, sadness, anger, or fear. I use these emotions to either motivate people to make a change, or to tell a story. 

I often create artwork surrounding topics of Aboriginal people and culture, as well as climate change and preserving nature through paintings. I use many materials to do this and create symbolism through colours, objects, and pictures which further helps me tell a story.

The Painting - Strength

This painting represents the strength that being on country can give, and the deep connection that gives a sense of peace. 

 The flowing water depicted in the centre of the painting symbolises growth and life, while the scattered fiery orange/red patches on the canvas serve as depictions of aboriginal traditions and culture. 

The yarning circles dispersed on the canvas represent community and the support they provide.

The BIRRUNGA GALLERY represent the artist - Jemma Stewart

Acknowledgement of Country  

The PCO Association acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the people, the Cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.

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Discover more about the painting, "Strength" and Jemma Stewart, the artist. 

Birrunga Gallery represent the artist. Visit their website

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