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My country is Irrultja

Kindy Kenmarre Ross
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
120.5 x 74.5 cm
Artists of Ampilatwatja


My country is called Irrultja. It’s past the hill and the dried-up creek from here. It’s a nice place, my dad’s country too, and my mum’s country is here in Ampilatwatja. When I go to see my country, we always go to gather bush medicine, we always climb up the hill that’s in the south, we always go there. We like to look out over the land and there are lots of flowers and bush medicine up there. I love my countryside; I see the nice flowers and gather bush medicine for me and my family. I like to paint a mix of wildflowers and bush medicines in all my paintings because it reminds me of my favourite part of my country and when it rains the flowers come out. Yeah, my countryside.

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