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Desert Flowers

Nita Ferguson
Synthetic Polymer on Canvas
86 x 124.5 cm
Tapatjatjaka Art & Craft Centre


I want people to see the salt pans I love and to see them from above. To rise up and look down…. It’s a landscape of salt pan, lakes’, hills and the land around them after a big rain when all the flowers come up. This is part of the desert country that I really love. This painting goes all the way through my country, the place where I was born, places where I lived and worked with my family. It’s a very big, hot, dry country. For me it’s really beautiful.

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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