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Jane Gimme
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
121 x 60.5 cm
Warlayirti Artists


The country depicted in this painting is associated with Marlu (Kangaroo) Tjukurrpa. During the Tjukurrpa, Willithi the marlu, died at this place, his guts spilled out over the country. Today Willithi can be seen in the stone formations of the country, shady muntalla trees surround the waterhole and an abundance of mangarri (bush foods) can be found nearby. This is the country where Jane Gimme’s mother, Eubena Nampitjin, grew up and she says it was a good place to live. Jane’s mother passed many stories to her daughters, which Jane continues to paint.

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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