Antara by Puna Yanima
Acrylic on Linen.
Dimensions: 1665mm x 1635mm
Stretched and Framed.
Antara is an important women’s ceremonial site near Mimili community. Many of the senior women at Mimili Maku Arts
represent Antara and its significant Maku (witchetty grub) Tjukurpa in their paintings. Puna Yanima has utilsed the immediacy and loose fluidity of ink to map the ngura (country) of this sacred place, marking its tjukula (rockholes), apu and murpu (rocks and mountains).
The Mimilimaku art centre takes its name from the maku (witchetty grub) found in the roots of the Acacia Kempeana. The Maku Tjukurpa (witchetty grub songline) is a significant story from this area. As with other art centres, Mimili Maku Arts is an Aboriginal-owned and governed arts business.
The art centre involves men and women, young people and old people from the community and four surrounding homelands of Perentie Bore, Wanmara, Blue Hills and Sandy Bore.
Exhibited works by Mimili Maku artists attract attention with their traditional imagery, symbols and narrative combined with untainted abstract and distinctive application of colour. The strong abstract variations and complex depictions of country, tjukurpa and contemporary stories by artists at Mimili Maku generate unmatched interest from collectors nationally and overseas.
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Please note that this work is part of the current 'Twelve' Exhibition at Koskela. All works will be available to collect or ship from Friday December 22nd.