About this artwork
This painting features rockholes within the samdhills. Â The irregular circular shaped depressions in the rocks fill with water when it rains. Â Knowing where these were, keeping them clean and keeping out unwanted animals were an important part of ensuring the water supply. Â Some were quiet deep and held water for a long time and others were shallow and dried out quickly. Â they were the lifeblood of nomadic people, and an integral part of survival in a harsh environment.