Acquired from Waringarri Arts, Kununurra, Western Australia;
Then by descent, private collection, Queensland
This painting depicts the rolling hills at Rosewood Station, 100 kilometres from Kununurra where Queenie McKenzie resided as a cook.
McKenzie was not only a remarkable artist and well-respected cultural leader in the Kimberley but she was also a law-woman. McKenzie ensured the efficacy of traditional cultural practices and the preservation of her heritage through song, ceremony and story. Through painting she inspired interest in and respect for her peoples’ connection to the land.