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Ngayuku Ngunytjunku Tjukurpa (My Mother’s story)

Tanya Umatji Tjapalyi
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
199.5 x 149 cm
Mimili Maku Arts


I am proud to share what I was taught when I was a little girl. I am keeping my mother’s knowledge strong, keeping her Country healthy and well. I was watching for a long time, watching Country, watching my mother paint. Now I am ready to tell my own story.

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.