Tali Ngura (Sandhill Country)
51cm x 36cm
acrylic on canvas
“I was born near the Wintinna Homestead close to Oodnadatta. When we were little my family had no house and no car, we were always walking wherever we had to go. There was no school, so I learnt things from the country and from my parents. My mama (father) was a shepherd, and we would stay near the stations where he was working. When we came to Indulkana I was a teacher at the pre-school for a long time, I love working with the tji tji’s (children.) I have been making paintings, and tjanpi baskets and animals at Iwantja Arts for a long time.”
Translation by Vicki Cullinan
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.