MARIE ABBOTT - Dreamtime


Watercolour on Paperboard | 42cm x 60cm

"The two domes in the middle of the painting are the two Travelling Women near Kings Canyon. They are taking a rest from travelling from Illipilli, NT."


Besides her traditional art and stories Marie is a contemporary water colour artist of the "Hermannsburg School", these artists draw their inspiration from Albert Namatjira and associated artists who began painting landscapes in watercolour at Hermannsburg in the 1930s.

Since 1996 the subject of her work has been in the ‘dot’ style of her desert people. Her artwork represents body markings, ceremonial business stories and stories for hunting and gathering in their traditional country. Recently she has begun painting watercolour landscapes again.


Marie has been an artist at the Didgeridoo Hut in Humpty Doo for many years and she divides her time between the Top End of the Northern Territory and her Desert community.

© 2016 The Didgeridoo Hut and Art Gallery, 1 Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo, NT, 0836