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Ngayuku ngura (My country)

Raylene Walatinna
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
150.5 x 166.5 cm
Iwantja Arts


Raylene Walatinna’s paintings are informed by her family’s strong connection to country and their history (both their ancestral Yankunytjatjara cultural history and more recent family history) associated with the rugged desert country around Indulkana, on the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Raylene Walatinna is the daughter of Betty Chimney, a senior woman and established painter at Iwantja Arts. Raylene’s artistic practice has been guided by the influence of her mother and continues the tradition of older women passing on their important knowledge of Tjukurpa (Aṉangu cultural stories) and Ngura (Country) to younger women. Raylene is also a mother, and recently a grandmother and is proud to be continuing this important cultural tradition.

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