Irriya – Nola Bennett


40.6m x 76.2cm: acrylic on canvas

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40.6m x 76.2cm: acrylic on canvas

Nola Bennett

Nola is an artist and arts worker at Tjarlirli Art. Nola was born in Alice Springs and spent her early years living in Docker River with her family. After marrying, Nola moved to Tjukurla so that she could be closer to her Father’s country. Nola loves this country, it is the country that she spent her childhood learning about from her grandmother and mother. She now paints the dreaming of her family and ancestors.


At the rockholes of Irriya, two men were sitting down telling stories. They were having a close look at the rockhole there. They went back to tell the others, who were at Karku, about this place and what they had seen there. The design highlights the colourful bushland after the rains, with the wildflowers and the many sandhills that are a dominant feature of the landscape.