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Minyma Tjuta

Dora Parker
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
136.5 x 140 cm
Spinifex Arts Project


“Dora Parker paints with a freedom of expression for the sites she depicts and claims her own identity in her painterly compositions. She now depicts with confidence the Minyma Tjuta Tjukurpa (Seven Sisters Creation Line) manifests. This is a far reaching women’s narrative that follows the movements of a group of women as they traverse the Spinifex Lands and beyond. Their journey is made all the more perilous as they are constantly pursued by Nyiru, a lustful older man. It is Nyiru who has the metamorphic power of transformation and uses this ability to trick or evade the women. These characters described are creation beings’ with the power of transformation, not just of themselves but the landscape they moved through. They left indelible physical reminders in a mapped environment and wrapped it in song and dance for all to follow.”

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.


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