Looking for a likeness

Winter approaches outside my study window and into my mind. Across the sea, Gaza is exploding and Australia continues to be governed by aliens. For relief I look to the art works hanging in a corner of our writing room: Jim Wigley’s ink drawing of 3 women and child returning to camp with fish, Noel Counihan’s linocut, ‘Laughing Christ’ and Brandy Tjungurrayi’s painting of the “football game”. All three works are part of my story.

Jim Wigley 1917-1999

Remembering: Jim Wigley’s obituary. One of Jim’s last paintings of himself, after he visited Tennant Creek and met Billy Grant…