Valentine Springs

Artist: Agnes Armstrong
Media: Natural ochre on canvas
Size: 45x45cm
Price: $320
Catalogue: 4909-14


In the painting the artist has depicted Valentine Springs in her country of Ivanhoe. Agnes grew up walking across this country. Her parents worked on Ivanhoe Station and during the holidays they would walk to Valentine Springs for the holidays. There are several large pools on the top of the hill and during the wet season they overflow created a waterfall that runs to a large pool on the flat ground. “You can find all types of ochre rocks in the pool – red, yellow, pink, and white.”
© Waringarri Aboriginal Arts