Flying over Country by Eric Mungi Kumanara Barney
Acrylic on canvas, framed in Tasmanian oak.
Dimensions: 51cm x 76cm
About the Artist //
“I like fixing cars, I taught myself – how to drive them and fix them. I’m a bush mechanic! Even if the Art Centre Toyota gets broken, I can fix him up, I know how to make all of them work again. I’ve been to Brisbane to see the art gallery two times now, flying there from Alice Springs. In my paintings I like to put in the camels and sometimes kalaya (emu’s) too, and sometimes I make them all flying, then they all get to see country from the sky.”
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.