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Bessie lived for many years in the settlement of Yuendumu, approximately 300 km west of Alice Springs.

Bessie Sims Nakamarra

Bessie Sims Nakamarra (1930 - 2012)

She usually painted Wild Potato Stories (Yam Dreaming) and sacred stories related to it. The wavy lines represent the roots of the sweet potato. Concentric circles have many meanings; these may be ceremonial places, ponds or fires where women bake potatoes.

Bessie (a wife of renowned artist Paddy Sims) was a respected clan leader, her works are in many collections and museums around the world.

Bessie Sims Nakamarra - MALA ART GALLERY


The paintings from our collection come first-hand, directly from artists we are friends with, who are among the most important in Australia.


Each painting comes with a certificate of authenticity along with a description of the artist, his work and a photo of his painting.


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