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Sister’s story

Angie Tchooga
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
91 x 61 cm
Warlayirti Artists


Angie Tchooga has painted stories passed to her by her sister Walangkura Napanangka. Her sister grew up traditionally, living and hunting with her family on ancestral lands around Kintore. This painting portrays the story of her country west of the salt lake of Karrkurutinjinya (Lake Macdonald). The parallel lines represent the tali (sandhills) of that country whilst the oval shapes represent coolamons and women gathering food in that country.

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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