1990, Derby, Western Australia
Wirrimanu (Balgo), WA
Serena Nowee is a young progressive artist who comes from a long lineage of well-known artists. The works of her grandfather Brandy Tjungurrayi (deceased) are found in numerous collections including the National Museum of Australia. Her mother Geraldine Nowee and her aunt, Theresa Nowee (deceased) have inspired her.
Serena is now bringing up her own young family in Balgo. Through the guidance of her parents and extended family she continues to keep tradition and culture strong. While her artworks reference her mother’s country and the traditions of walking and foraging off the land, her color palette suggests her own sense of modernity. Within each beautifully executed artwork we see a mixing of past and present, tradition and contemporary that create and tell her story.