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24-39 Minyma Kutjara (Two women)

In this painting the artist has depicted Minyma Kutjara (two women). This is the Creation Law Story of the two women who travelled through the artist's ancestral country on a long journey which stretches across the Central Desert of Australia. Like all the Creation Ancestors, the two women formed parts of the landscape and left […]

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24-407 Puli Mankurpa (Three Rocks) – Cecelia Yakiti

Cecelia has painted the three prominent land formations of the central desert region; Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Atila (Mt Conner). They are puli mankurpa (three rocks), and hold great significance to Anangu. The rock formations are represented by symbolic concentric circles, and the surrounding curved shapes refer to the tali (sand dunes) that form the country of […]

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24-408 Kapi (Waterhole Story)

There are many types of waterholes that Anangu can use and they depend on their intimate knowledge of the environment to know where and when they will find water. Sometimes a soakage will have dried up and the women must use their digging sticks to find the water under the surface. They transport it back […]

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24-438 Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)

The Seven Sisters Creation Story is of great significance to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people. The sisters travelled a long time ago through the artist's traditional country in South Australia's North West and the south west corner of the Northern Territory.  A man called Wati Nyiru was chasing the sisters trying to court one of […]

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24-443 Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)

The Seven Sisters Creation Story is of great significance to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people. The sisters travelled a long time ago through the artist's traditional country in South Australia's North West and the south west corner of the Northern Territory.  A man called Wati Nyiru was chasing the sisters trying to court one of […]

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24-445 Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)

The Seven Sisters Creation Story is of great significance to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people. The sisters travelled a long time ago through the artist's traditional country in South Australia's North West and the south west corner of the Northern Territory.  A man called Wati Nyiru was chasing the sisters trying to court one of […]

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24-450 Kapi (Waterhole Story)

There are many types of waterholes that Anangu can use and they depend on their intimate knowledge of the environment to know where and when they will find water. Sometimes a soakage will have dried up and the women must use their digging sticks to find the water under the surface. They transport it back […]

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24-480 Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)

The Seven Sisters Creation Story is of great significance to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people. The sisters travelled a long time ago through the artist's traditional country in South Australia's North West and the south west corner of the Northern Territory.  A man called Wati Nyiru was chasing the sisters trying to court one of […]

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24-482 Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)

The Seven Sisters Creation Story is of great significance to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people. The sisters travelled a long time ago through the artist's traditional country in South Australia's North West and the south west corner of the Northern Territory.  A man called Wati Nyiru was chasing the sisters trying to court one of […]

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24-485 Tali (Sand Dune)

In this painting the artist has depicted tali (sand dunes); the fluid lines tell the story of the land. Tjanpi (spinifex) and green vegetation such as mangata (desert quondong) grow here. This habitat is very fragile. In the mornings you can see networks of tracks on the sand dunes. Anangu use these markings in the tali to track animals. Generally, small mammals are found […]

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