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Iluwanti Ken: Watarru ngayuku ngura – My Country Watarru


  • No.:RK1457
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:152,5 × 122 cm
  • Year:2017
  • Region:APY Lands (West)
  • Art Centre:Tjala Arts
  • Status:

Iluwanti is telling the story about her country around Watarru. "My father and grandmother's country." The blue areas are the rock holes, the white birds are kipara (Bush Turkey) She has also depicted a papa (camp dog - grey or black and white markings), ngintaka (lizard - grey with white or black dots), liru (poisonous snake - black with white dots), wanampi (water snake – yellow with white stripes) and Kalya (emu). The trees with the red dots are the Wayanu or Quangdong tree. The bushy yellow and bright green clumps are the spinifex grasses. The small 'u' shapes represent minyma and tjitji (women and children) sitting around a camp fire.

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