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Ginger Wikilyiri, Iyawi Wikilyiri (Collaborative): Husband and Wife Story 2012


  • No.:RK1181
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:200 × 150 cm
  • Year:2012
  • Region:APY Lands (West)
  • Art Centre:Tjungu Palya
  • Status:

This is a place called Pukara – it’s the Wanampi (water snake) place. That’s the man snake. It’s their place, their story, those two. This country is full of Kaliny-Kalinypa or Honey Grevillea – sweet, yellow one. It’s everywhere. The sandhills are the green and yellow and purple lines. There are trees and rockholes and creek lines. It’s a dangerous place this one but beautiful too. The snake is thinking, he’s looking around and saying, “these are all my colours, everything in this country”.

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