Martagul 2008 by Lydia Balbal
Lydia Balbal was one of the children who walked out of her desert country in the 1960s. The story of their journey back to country Desert Heart was on ABC1 this week and will be repeated on ABC2 at 7:00 pm on Sunday 23 March.
Broome's Short Street Gallery who represent the Bidyadanga artists had an exhibition opening for Lydia Lydia's work on Thursday. The painting above is a stunning work. It depicts a special place in her father's country where she played as a child.
The only disappointment of the exhibition was that all but a handful of the her paintings had been sold beforehand.