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Kapi Tjuta

Acrylic on Canvas
86.0 X 120.0cm
Community: Kaltukatjara (Docker River)

The artist has painted an intricate series of kapi tjukurla tjuta or water holes represented by circles. By their very nature they also mark sites related to the Creation Ancestors’ journeys across the country; the ‘dreaming tracks’ followed by countless generations of Anangu since. The sites are linked through inma or ceremony – the singing, dancing and body painting which reveals the laws of nature and provides a blueprint for life and a guiding map of country. In paintings such as this one Anangu share, celebrate and pass on the Tjukurpa and the links it forms with their country and kin. Kerry has painted a waterhole at Mungara, her Grandfather’s Country in the Western Desert.