Ngayuku Ngura Kuuti Uwankara (My Country’s Energy and Spirit is everywhere) | $1650 Acrylic on canvas, 91x122cm
Artist | Rosalind lives at Indulkana in the APY lands around the border of SA and NT. She lives with her family and friends. Her mother and grandmother
are ngangkari (traditional healers).
Artwork | This depicts Rosalind’s love of going into her country to find minkulpa (traditional bush tobacco) it only grows in cool places close to water.
JANINE MCAULLAY BOTT
‘Mozart’ Musician of the Bush | $1800 Queen Palm fronds, kurrajong seed pod, emu feathers 38hx33wx24d cm
Artist | Janine McAullay Bott is a national award-winning fibre textile artist, whose works can be found in public and private collections worldwide.
Artwork | Janine’s sculptures are inspired by memories of her mother’s stories of her Nyoongah culture and the importance of the land and its people.
SELINA TEECE PWERL
Spinifex Grasses | $1040
Acrylic on Belgian linen, 70x70cm
Artist | Selina was born in 1977. Her traditional country is Antarrengeny in Alyawarr country, north of the Utopia region in Central Australia.
Artwork | Selina’s painting illustrates the landscape of her country and the spinifex bush that grows there in abundance. The spinifex grass grows about 40cm high. The plant is only used for minor purposes, but is important as a vector for fire.
HELEN PULA RUBUNTJA
Bush Flowers | $1450
Acrylic on linen, 91x76cm
Artist | Helen was born on Ammaroo Station and is now an artist at the Ampilatwatja community in the NT. Helen depicts the Dreaming stories from her grandmother’s country in her paintings. She is the niece of Wenton Rubuntja, who was a well-known artist and a key figure in the land rights movement.
Artwork | Helen has painted bush flowers that grow in Alyawarr country, some of which are used as bush medicine.
ARTIJA FINE ART GALLERY
Artitja Fine Art is located in South Fremantle, Perth in Western Australia and holds up to four specialised exhibitions a year. Outside of those times, the gallery operates daily by appointment. Our aim is to make cultural connections through presenting high-quality fine art to art lovers.
(08) 9336 7787, artitja.com.au
Nganampa Ngura, Nganampa Tjukurpa – Our Land, Our Stories October 23-November 8
Exhibiting at Earlywork, 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle
The Gift Collection: Art + Objects December (dates and venue TBC)