Keringke Arts

It was evident from the inception of the Keringke Arts association, that the Santa Teresa women certainly had an artistic style all their own. The women were instinctively drawn to work in bright colours, and their designs quickly became very fluid. According to Cait Wait, the women’s first co-ordinator, it was as though they had finally found an avenue for expression which filled a void in their lives, and they revelled in the opportunity.

While the stories and imagery of this vast country has influence on the works produced by the Keringke artists, their works are not usually accompanied by any one story. Instead, age old motifs, landscape forms and patterns of movement lay the ground work for dynamic images formed from a personal expression of self within the modern world.