Raylene Walatinna

Raylene Walatinna comes from Indulkana on the eastern side of the APY Lands. She has a dedicated art practice, painting at the art studio in Indulkana daily. Raylene was taught by her mother, the well-known artist Betty Chimney, and in 2019 their collaborative work featured in the prestigious John Fries Award. Raylene takes her inspiration from the desert Country that surrounds her. The artist studio in Indulkana is known as Iwantja Arts and is named after the creek that runs by the community. Raylene includes this site and many other sacred sites and important cultural markers in her art works. These include, jukitjis (soakages), tjukulas (rock-holes) and a tree that holds the Tjurki Tjukurpa (native owl dreaming).