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Puna Yanima
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
199.5 x 148.5 cm
Mimili Maku Arts


“Ngayulu Antara Tjukurpa walkatjunkupai, ngura maku. Ngayulu wakalpai, maku tju, tjukula tju munu apu pulka Antara-la. Ngayuku Tjukurpa nyangatja. Paintangka munu kapingka tjunanyi. Art centrengka tjuangku Antara Tjukurpa paint-amilapai, Tjukurpa wiru, Tjukurpa nyangatja nintintjaku, malatja malatja tju. I paint the Antara storyline, the landscape we live within, home to the important witchetty grub ceremony. In my paintings you can see the witchetty grubs, the paths they travel, the big rocks and the rock holes that are part of this ceremony. I have been painting the Antara story for many years now. I like to use a lot of water and inks on my paintings. This is my way. There are many others in the art centre who paint this beautiful storyline of Antara, each in their own way. There is so much inspiration in the art centre and so much to teach to the future generations.”

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

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