Ngura (Country) by Emily Cullinan
Acrylic on canvas, framed in Tasmanian oak.
Dimensions: 152cm x 198cm
About the Artist //
“When I was little we used to do a lot of walking; we’d camp along the way to different countries. My dad was using a tjuki (digging stick) every day to help us find water. I know this country, like the way the old people that passed away before us knew it. I worked for many years teaching important stories about my country at Uluru. I met people from all over the world, and worked with park rangers and other Anangu too; everybody together. A few years ago I went to Parliament House in Canberra for a special inma (ceremonial performance.)”
About the Art Centre //
Iwantja Arts is an artist studio located within the remote Indigenous community of Indulkana, on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Iwantja Arts is an Aboriginal corporation owned and governed by a self elected board of directors. The art centre aims to encourage and support artistic excellence and cultural development within the community.
Iwantja Arts provides opportunities, career development, and financial independence for practicing Artists.