Day 3

God said, “I command the water under the sky to come together in one place, so there will be dry ground.” And that’s what happened. God named the dry ground “Land,” and he named the water “Ocean.” God looked at what he had done and saw that it was good.

God said, “I command the earth to produce all kinds of plants, including fruit trees and grain.” And that’s what happened. The earth produced all kinds of vegetation. God looked at what he had done, and it was good. Evening came and then morning—that was the third day.  Gen 1:9-13

Painting 1 - Manyawuk (round yam)

Artist: Donna Nalambana

Language: Burarra

Community: Warruwi

These yams we collect from the jungle. We prepare the yams by putting them in a bag in water in the creek. The old people use kangaroo bones to make bush chips from those yams. After that we cook them in the hot sand. God made this food for us. This is his food. The knowledge is passed on.

Painting 2 - God Made Everything

Artist: Lorraine Granites

Language: Warlpiri

Community: Yuendemu

Lorraine is a cultural educator and experienced artist. She teaches the younger generations about culture through her paintings, dancing and singing.

Lorraine became a Christian later in life and is excited to incorporate her new faith and understanding of the Creator with her traditional knowledge and artworks. She believes all this knowledge comes from Him so we need to give it back to him in worship. Lorraine's works are striking and full of symbolism.

Father, Son and Holy Spirit are above everything. You can see all that God made - waterholes, rivers, trees and plants.