Elverina Johnson's traditional family name is Bunya Badjil which translates to Good Woman. Elverina lives at Yarrabah, a costal Aboriginal community near Cairns situated between the rainforest and the ocean. Elverina is of Kunganji Gurugulu lineage on her granfather's side and Indinji Gimuy on her grandmother's side. Elverina's enduring custodial ties to her traditional culture are reflected in her artworks which depict the natural abundance and beauty of her ancestral homelands.
Elverina is a highly respected advocate for her community and she has been involved in the visual and performing arts industry for over 25 years.
Important copyright notice
The Copyright of all images and documentation remains with Sabine Haider. The Australian Copyright Act protects all artists from unauthorised copying by giving control over original works of art to the artist by law. However depending on the use proposed, Sabine Haider from Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store can facilitate reproduction of works with the permission of the artist as we have developed close relationships over the years with many individual painters and craftspeople.
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