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Kapi (Waterhole Story)

Edith Richards
Synthetic Polymer on Canvas
152.5 x 81.5 cm
Walkatjara Art


There are several types of waterholes that Aṉangu use, and they depend on intimate knowledge of the environment to know where and when to find water. Sometimes a soakage dries up and women use their digging sticks to find water under the surface. They transport it back to their families in wooden bowls carried on their heads.

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

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