Maitland's Dwaarlindjirraap Art On Country
Learn To Paint Nyoongar Style
Aboriginal elder Maitland Hill from Kaarak Dreaming is an accomplished artist, drawing inspiration from the natural environment. You can join Maitland for an Art on Country tour, where he shares the techniques of painting in traditional Nyoongar style. This tour is suitable for beginners to professionals, with all art materials supplied. Maitland also shares a delicious morning tea including damper, wattleseed muffins and quandong jam, washed down with a fresh billy tea.
Maitland's artwork showcases Aboriginal knowledge about Boodja (country) and gives respect to his Ancestors and the Dreamtime. He paints a depiction of Nyoongar landscapes in acrylic or watercolour on canvas, traditional paperbark, and pyrography on plywood, using natural materials including traditional ochre and bush gum resins. A distinctive feature of Nyoongar artwork is the use of light and colour in the brilliant portrayal of the rich sunsets – red, yellow, gold and black trees. Bookings are essential for this unique Dwellingup experience.
"My husband & I had learnt & benefited so much from this tour. Will truly recommend Kaarak Dreaming!"