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The Bush Bus, goin’ from Papunya to town

Margaret Campbell
Synthetic Polymer on Canvas
61.5 x 82 cm
Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists


This is my painting. I paint my picture, for my family’s place, or other family, for friends and family in community from Papunya. Starting from Papunya, but other side there from Papunya, hills, rock, it’s Haasts Bluff. This is the Bush Bus for the people. The white man, they’re travelling to get people. We just travelling, when we happy, to community, to see family. Family they get happy.

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