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Ngalta, arrkapa, tatu

Mervyn Rubuntja
Watercolour on paper
15 x 20 / 10 x 15 / 15 x 21 / 10 x 15 cm; (F) 23 x 28.5 / 19 x 22 / 23 x 28.5 / 19 x 22.5 cm
Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre


These are all native seeds. It’s important to keep these native trees growing as they look after this country. They feed the animals and the soil. When we look at these trees, we remember the elders who lived before us. They’re important for stories.

Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.

On behalf of Desart’s staff and art centre members, the Executive Committee humbly and respectfully acknowledge the Arrernte Apmereke Artweye (Traditional Owners) and Kwertengerle (Traditional Managers) of Mparntwe.


Desart respectfully advises Aboriginal readers that this website may contain names, images and artworks of people who have passed away.