Language: Pertania Maduthard
Selma Coulthard was born on the 13th May 1954 in Alice Springs. She was called Nunay which means Cute One. Selma grew up at Tempe Downs Station and went to school at Hermannsburg. Selma learnt to paint watching the artists in the Todd River and she paints both watercolours and Dot paintings. Her stories came from her grandmothers and the laws of the land. She remembers her mother and grandmother drawing stories in the sand with a piece of wire. Selma gets inspiration from these stories.