This is New Generation, Ancient Land by Bundaberg based artist Ann Grocott.
Grocott painted this work in 1998. Driven by missing her children and grandchlidren, Grocott travelled to Kununurra in Western Australia (WA) to visit them. Having never been there before, she was inspired by the colour, the great age of the earth and with the clarity of the light.
The two figures represented her graddaughters.
This painting has travelled world wide it has been exhibited in New Y9ork, London, Stockholm and Brussels.
The painting was purchased in 2009 for the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery collection. The collection compromises over 400 artworks, and at the time of acquisition - the focus of the collection was to represent significant artists from our region.
Ann Grocott is a renowned artist who has exhibited Australia wide and internationally and has specialised in painted portraiture.