Tilly Yaltangki, Ngayuku Ngura (My Country), 51cm x 36cm, acrylic on canvas
Ngayuku Ngura (My Country)
51cm x 36cm
acrylic on canvas
I was born near Kulgera and moved to Indulkana with my husband when we started our family, we were living by the little creek all together. I have five children, Tiger Yaltangki is the youngest, he is a great painter and our family is proud of him. I am a cancer survivor, I am still healthy and I’m still painting at Iwantja Arts. I am strong, my legs are strong, I like to go walking every day.”
Iwantja Arts represents the art of the Anangu women of the Indulkana community on the remote APY Lands.
The Iwantja Arts artists have extensive artistic practices and have work held in collections both nationally and internationally. These works present a culmination of considered imagery and mark making that reflects an understanding of history and place, imbued with the dynamic storytelling and painting language of each artist.
The Indulkana community is situated close to the Stuart highway in the northern region of South Australia, it was established in the nineteen fifties to accommodate Anangu peoples returning to their homeland after years of employment and settlement on neighbouring cattle stations. The Iwantja Art Centre was formed by the artists in the mid nineteen seventies as a response to community need for a collaborative cultural and artistic studio.