Round Hill by Walter Jugadai


This painting depicts Round Hill, or Memory as the Luritja people call it. Each year for Easter celebrations take place to commemorate the first Lutheran missionaries coming to Haasts Bluff and settling near it. Next to the hill is a cemetery with the graves of the first missionaries.

The painting was painted plein-air in a workshop with landscape artists Euan Macleod and Peter Hudson, who both work primarily with oil paints.

Walter Jugadai’s family is closely related to Albert Namatjira and this painting reminds the viewer of the great tradition and heritage of his ancestors.