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Minymaku Tjukurpa (Women’s Story)

Betty Campbell
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
199.5 x 149 cm
Mimili Maku Arts


“Inma inkapai ngayulu. Ngayuku Tjukurpa nyanga palunya kutju ngaanyi. Nyanga palunya kutju ngayuku Tjukurpa ngaanyi. Ngayulu inma rawangku inkapai munu ngayuku tjukurtjara ngayulu palyalpai canvas nyaratja. Rawangku. Uwa palyo. I sing ceremony. That’s the message that I would really like to impart. I’d like to leave it at that. I practice ceremony, consistently, and I record the Tjukurpa related to me on canvas. This is a consistent practice. Yes, that’s it.”

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