New Works


23-1119 – Shoshanna (Sharna) Jeffries (Long)


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Shoshanna (Sharna) Jeffries (Long)

36 x 76 cm: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2023


Waterfall. That’s the stars. All the flowers around. [The water is flowing from a] spring. Grass, rock all around.”

-Shoshanna (Sharna) Jeffries (Long) 


This work portrays a landscape the artist has imagined, drawing on stories she has heard from her family. 

During the pujiman (traditional, desert dwelling) era one’s survival depended on their intimate knowledge of the location of resources; thus physical elements of Country, such as sources of kapi (water), tali (sandhills), and different varieties of warta (trees, vegetation) were carefully observed and remembered. Today, this relationship with Country remains equally strong, despite the movement of Martu out of the desert and into remote Aboriginal communities, towns and cities.

SKU 82257181a Category

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Martumili Artists acknowledges the Nyiyaparli and Martu people as the Traditional Owners of the land we live and work on. We also acknowledge the Traditional Owners throughout our country and our Elders; past, present and emerging.