Acrylic Paint on canvas
Signed with a certificate of authenticity.
Nikeisha is telling the story of the two boys, though some say it was two brothers or a brother and sister, living around Mantamaru (Jameson). One day they saw the track of a big snake, they followed and eventually caught and ate. Unbeknownst, the brothers they had eaten a spirit or magical snake.
The next day the brothers felt unwell. Any task became hard and their walking slowed down. Gradually they became slower and slower until they reach the top of a hill where no longer able to move they turned to stone.
Driving east from Jameson (on your left) you can see two lonely up-right rocks, one smaller than the other on the top of a hill which are called Tjitji (child) Kutjarra (two).
Papulankutja or Blackstone Community was established after Ngaanyatjarra people walked out of Warburton mission in the 1970s and returned to their land in the shadow of the spectacular Blackstone Range west of the tri-state border. Papulankutja Artists was established in 2001 and incorporated in 2004 growing out of Blackstone’s women’s centre. After many years of working through the women’s centre and then the community hall, Papulankutja Artists opened their own purpose built art studio in 2009. Papulankutja Artists are very community focussed. Today, women and men, young people and old people, work together. By purchasing an art work from an Indigenous owned and governed art centre you are supporting the community. 60% goes directly to the artist and 40% is reimbursed back into the art centre to buy materials so the artists can continue to produce beautiful work and celebrate their culture.
Acrylic painting on cotton canvas
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This artwork is unframed and requires framing.