Moments: Anna Dowling

Posted 18 Aug

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This is the end of the Moments series – thinking about the moments of intimacy and connection you have with people and places.

Refuge in the reeds by Anna Dowling

‘The artwork shows black swans keeping warm amongst reeds and grasses along the riverbank as the cooler winds begin to blow.’



gathering of people keeping warm by campfire, illustration

Garla Windhu (Fire and Wind) by Anna Dowling.

‘The artwork shows gatherings of people keeping warm together by campfires along the river as cool winds circle above.’


Anna is a descendant of the Badimia people of the Yamatji region in Western Australia and lives and works on Kaurna Country, Adelaide. Anna reflects on her mixed cultural heritage and draws on traditional symbols and patterns in her work. She works to create art that reflects the beauty, diversity and incredible value of Aboriginal culture.  

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