What is a ShaWoman?

What is a ShaWoman? ‘Shamanic’ healing techniques take on new meaning when one draws on the divine feminine. It is what the world needs now. A ShaWoman is a gender-inclusive term, recognising the ancient healing practices of women and the modern world in which we live. It refers to a practice that embraces the feminine […]

Healing Earth After Mining

I have had the deep privilege of painting Gheebulum, Uncle Bob Anderson who is a Ngugi Aboriginal elder and traditional owner of the Quandamooka which is Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island, Australia. We have sat for many hours discussing amongst other things, how sand mining has been a big part of North Stradbroke Islands […]

Finding your Spirit Guide

Understanding Spirit Guides Understanding what is a Spirit Guide and how to connect is discussed in this blog. Do I have a spirit guide? My sense is that we are all of spirit re-born into this physical form and this lifetime, and that we are at essence magical beings ourselves. We arrive with the bloodline […]

Blessings on Singing Up Spirit of the Land

Welcome to Country by Uncle Bob Anderson at the opening of Singing Up Spirit of the Land. Raymond Walker eldest grandson of Oodgeroo of the Tribe Noonuccal reads his grandmothers poem Glad Tomorrow, blessing song and Garinga da Gana. He shares the translation. Film and editing by Paul Bishop.

Singing Up Spirit of the Land, March 28 – May 9 2021

Distinguished Ngugi elder and Quandamooka Traditional Owner Uncle Bob Anderson (Dr. Robert Anderson OAM) is the focus of art exhibition Singing Up Spirit of the Land. Contemporary digital and painted portrait work capture not just likeness of the elder, but spiritual meaning behind sand minings end on Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island in 2019, a result […]

Spirit Man Walking Country Once More

https://youtu.be/McgpRFS_V_k 2019 is the year mining is set to end on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), thanks to Native Title determinations of 2011. This portrait came about after two years of audio recording with Uncle Bob Anderson. The swirling spirit of the land is seen here behind and below Spirit Man as he replaces the footprints […]

Salt Water Country to Western Desert

Met Warlayirti artists of desert Country in Wirrimanu, south-east Kimberley in 2006. Then again 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 travelling from the Tanami Desert to Cape Leveque – from salt-water country in the north-east, to desert country. https://www.facebook.com/689189514575940/photos/ms.c.eJw9j1sOACEIA2~_0qTwq3P9iG0GMXxPaAcNdjAijMi2~_KBbbuSH0y~_cpc2FYmu2yauWdzZ4ozhxfM~;P5ik0vcx9fxMv7Uqjn3OO9D3efR5y~_Yr17Oz99tD~;Gj2zG65eP42f9LxLv~;p5z~_rv7Mnl0fuYbtd~;1Bxc9RKw~-.bps.a.855245751303648/855246084636948/?type=3&theater https://open.abc.net.au/explore/121099 https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/awaye/iwana-antjiakitja/5467718  

Aspects of the Goddess

Major aspects  of the “Goddess can be symbolised upon the glyph of a nine-pointed star…each of the numbered points corresponds to the following aspects, which are given non specific titles which can be applied to any mythology or tradition … Examples of goddesses who manifest under these aspects are drawn from world mythology”. 1. The […]

JOURNEYING: Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC) 2018 Festival

Every two or three years Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC) hosts a major regional festival attracting up to 3000 people from across the Kimberely. 2017 Festival was at Lombadina September 18-21. Photos by Jo-Anne Fay Duncan in Facebook gallery documents “arguably these are the largest festivals in Australia dedicated to promoting traditional Aboriginal […]