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Amelin Kwaymellinna: River Night

The Artist

From Ambelin's website,  Ambelin is an Aboriginal writer, illustrator and law academic. She comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Ambelin works across a range of storytelling forms including non-fiction, young adult novels and children’s picture books.

Ambelin's work has been published in the United Kingdom, Russia, Spain, France, China, South Korea and the United States. Awards and recognition for her work including winning the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Aurealis Award; and twice being recognised on the international 'White Ravens' list.

River Night by Ambelin Kwaymellina

The Work of Art

River Night is a very colourful image  that depicts a  turtle  with a school of fish jumping over it with cranes looking on .  This is a  limited edition screenprint (version 8 of 90)  that was produced and published in 1993.  The  image gives a good taster of Ambelin's style as an illustrator. The use of bright blocks of colour  are very attractive to younger audiences. Her illustration is also remniscent of the works by Sally Morgan. This is the only represented work  in the University of Canberra's Art Collection by Ambelin Kwaymellina.

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