Tanya Umatji Tjapalyi

Umatji Tjapalyi is a Yankunytjatjara woman born in Indulkana Community on the APY Lands in the far north-west of South Australia. Umatji’s mother, Kunmanara (Kathleen Injiki) Tjapalyi was one of the founders and senior artists at Mimili Maku Arts. Growing up, Umatji learned from her mother and father about their country and their storylines. Today, Umatji paints her mother’s country, which forms part of the Antara storyline, and is celebrated in Women’s Ceremony.