Jedess Mug - Rainbow River
Jedess Hudson is a descendant from the Ewamian and Western Yalanji people of North Queensland. As an emerging artist she creates and explores traditional stories with a contemporary perspective.
Design: Rainbow River
The Einasleigh River is one of the largest river systems in North Queensland, running for approximately 618 kms. This river flows through Ewamian country and changes colour all year round depending on the rainfall. Blue represents our thermal hot springs, purple for our gem fields, red for the volcanic basalt rocks, orange for the Savannah way and yellow for the sun that shines down on our land throughout the dry season. The dots and bands represent the creeks, rocks and tributaries that flow in and out of the river systems. Gudhu Galba (Rainbow River) is made up of all of these elements winding its way through these riverbeds.