Aisha Oscar

My name is Aisha Oscar. I am a Bunuba woman living in Junjuwa community, near Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

My main painting story is the Winyja which was taught to me by my grandmother when I was a little girl. The Winyja is a protective spirit responsible for creating the Winyiduwa country and law of my family. The Winyja looks after us, guides us and protects us.

In 2013 I started painting boab nuts at the Social Enterprise Studio. When I paint boab nuts I use the same large dot painting style that I use for painting Winyja. When I paint boab nuts with all the women in the studio I feel really good; relaxed and happy. We sit down and talk out our stories and learn from each other.

Courtesy of Marnin Studio

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