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Katunguru walunyanganyi (Looking down from above)

Diane Dawson
Synthetic Polymer on Canvas
39.5 x 39.5 cm; (F) 41 x 41 cm
Minyma Kutjara Arts Project


Katu-nguiṟu walunyangany ngura palya ngaṟanyangka munu ngura kuṉpu, itjanu puḻka ngaṟanyangka. Looking down from above onto a beautiful and enduring landscape, rich in biodiversity. In this painting I am thinking about my beautiful country and all the many stories that have been passed down to me by my mother and father. I am looking from a bird’s-eye view, like when I sit in the small aeroplane looking down on my country. I am also thinking about how our country is changing, over the last few years it is getting hotter out here and many animals and plants are dying and not returning.

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