Aboriginal Art by Gertie Huddleston
Gertie Huddleston comes from the Roper River area, Northern Territory. Heavily influenced by the local missionaries, she often included stories of the mission in her paintings alongside traditional stories.
Gertie’s paintings are an intricate, busy map like narrative depicting the various seasons of the ‘Top End’. Her paintings reflect her childhood life, the teachings of the missionaries, the changing seasons, the wildflowers and the dreaming stories.
In 1999 Gertie won the Open Painting Section, Telstra 16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin.