Catfish Designs is proud to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the areas today known as Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
This is the story as told by Maralma:
This piece of art depicts the representation of family being together, growing together and building on dreams and the dreams of their elders. Passing down knowledge and sharing the joys of success and the toil of hardship whilst remaining passionate about their history, strength and future.
About the artist
My name Maralma was given to me after my grandmother, Mar to many and Alma by name. Born on Dunglear station between Walgett and Lightning Ridge NSW, stolen from this land and property and found her way home years later.
I am a Gamilaroi Yuwaalaraay women. The stories that are in my artwork are all relevant to our people, my stories that have been passed down over time. My family were part of the stolen children generation and the artwork often reflects these stories and the dreamtime. The dreaming always leads me home, it provides a healthy lifestyle and good wellbeing. The passing down of these stories are very valuable to me and I love sharing the stories for others to admire and enjoy.