Iwantja Arts

Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country)

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  • Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country)
  • Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country)
  • Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country)
  • Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country)

Iwantja Arts

Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country)

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Nganampa Ngura (Our Country) by Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna
Acrylic on linen
198 x 244cm

Betty Chimney and Raylene Walatinna's paintings are evocative of the vast and rugged desert country of Indulkana on the Eastern side of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. The country here is expansive, dotted with small shrubs and carpeted in clusters of rocks and pebbles.

Betty spent many years living on the banks of the Iwantja Creek at the newly established Indulkana community. As Betty's family had passed away, she was raised by Alec Bakers father, a senior law man for the region. Raylene Walatinna is one of Betty's two daughters. She has been learning painting from her mother and aunties in the art centre. Raylene was born at Indulkana and loves to paint the country that is special to her and her mother.

In their striking paintings, Betty and Raylene mark out the rugged and stoic country of Indulkana. Together they map out the creeks, roads, rocks and dry creek-beds, highlighting changes in the landscapes through colour shifts.

Capturing beauty in the sparsity of shapes and tones, Betty and Raylene's paintings reveal the true essence of Yankunytjatjara desert country.

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 board of directors. The art centre aims to encourage and support artistic excellence and cultural development within the community by providing opportunities, career development, and economic independence for practicing artists.

N.B. This painting is part of the Kunga Kunpu / Strong Women: Iwantja Arts Exhibition. Artworks will be available for pickup after the show finishes on 27th July.

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