Nola Taylor

I’m a proud Ngyiampaa and Wiradjuri woman, currently living on the Central Coast (Darkinjung Country). My mother knew I was gifted at a young age with natural abilities to draw more mature subjects. I was a child who stood by the water’s edge, and soaked up those stories of our Dreamtimes and life that our Ancestors lived. I carried these landscapes with me in my heart and soul. Later in life, I began to create my interpretations of land and all its entails.

From being taught how to use charcoal from the fire for a drawing tool, my life took me in a direction to enhance my skills and experience, to complete the required qualifications for an artist. This was completed at NSW and SA TAFE.

I’m not a person to write, long stories. I visualise, I speak to you through my art and my deep connections I have about “ Rivers, Campfires and my Ancestors”. The rich earth around Willandra Lakes and Lake Mungo have inspired me on my journey to capture these beautiful elements of nature and our old Ancestors living life at its fullest by the tributaries of the lakes and rivers.

Born in Lake Cargellico NSW, I have worked on and off throughout my community, a place I call home in the far west of NSW, Dareton/Buronga. I have exhibited at the Aboriginal Heritage Trust, and went on to write and illustrate a children’s book which was selected to be part of the Mildura City Council NAIDOC Storytelling week, which I am very proud of. On request, I do family portraitures of loved ones and for others which I’m very passionate about. I also tap into my different forms of artistic skills, such as, printmaking, sketches and many more artful creations.

I came to the conclusion that my artwork needed to be more than a vision in my mind, therefore I’m sharing what I see with you now.