Ned GRANT: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Ned Grant intertwines himself within the landscape. He is a manifestation of the enormity of place that is Spinifex Land. With all of its labyrinthine religion within the physical, the flora, the fauna, the manta (ground) and under it, through it, above it. Religion is everywhere, it is sung, it is danced by firelight and it resides in and drives Ned Grant to paint. He depicts the significant site of Tuwan within the intricacy of a landscape of purpose. The Ngalta (Desert Kurrajong) is full of life and in turn gives life to beings who inhabit the significant sites. Tuwan holds the Tjulpu Tjuta Tjukurpa (Many Birds Creation Line) and is a powerful men’s narrative that follows a group of Wati Nyii-Nyii (Zebra Finch Men) as they save the world from rising seas. These are creation beings who shape the immediate landscape as they move through h it. It is they who made the physical and the moral compass that still guides Spinifex People today.
Artist/Maker and role
Ned GRANT: artist
acrylic on linen
137.0 x 199.5 cm
Credit line
Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: COVID-19 Arts Stimulus Package, 2020
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the paintings in our collection.