Iwantja Arts

Emily Cullinan - Ananyi Ngura

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Iwantja Arts

Emily Cullinan - Ananyi Ngura

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Ananyi Ngura by Emily Cullinan
Acrylic on linen
67 x 91cm

Emily was born in rugged bush land, close to the Eastern APY community of Mimili. Her father was a respected cultural law man, and taught her and her two young sisters to live a traditional life. Emily did not encounter European settlers until she was a teenager.

Emily and her family used to travel long distances by walking or occasionally hitching wagons to camels and donkeys, they would camp at night inside hand built wiltjas (shelters) in the bush, sleeping in the warm sand. The walk between Indulkana and Mimili regions took her 5 days, she recalls travelling this route many times to visit family. Emily’s powerful paintings depict the iconic waterholes, majestic boulders, and river beds she would cross on her journey.

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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