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Ampilatwatja Artists 2012

Ampilatwatja Artists 2012 Exhibition

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21 September 2012 - 31 October 2012

Ampilatwatja Artists

21 September 2012  – 31 October 2012

The Community of Ampilatwatja is the largest of three communities under the Aherrenge Aboriginal Association. It is located about 320 km north-east of Alice Springs and has a population of about 350 people who are predominantly of the Alyawarr language group.

Ampiltwatja is in the heart of Alyawarr land on the Sandover Highway. The Alwayarr people have always lived there and have travelled between soaks in the hot weather and have close ties to the people who live at Lake Nash.

The land around Ampilatwatja was created as Ammaroo Station in 1940, and in the mid 1980s an excision of land was made for the Alyawarr people. In the 1990s, with the return of Utopia Station to traditional ownership, the Alyawarr people of Ampilatwatja made a claim for their traditional homelands. As Banjo Morton says: “We never moved from this country. This is our father’s father’s country. We can’t leave it!”

In 1999, the community arts centre was established, under the banner Artists of Ampilatwatja. This has provided the community with the means to increase economic opportunities, while, at the same time, reinforcing the value of the Alywarr people’s culture.

The artworks produced at Ampilatwatja maintain a strong focus on Alyawarr lore, with a particular emphasis on the natural landscape. The community of Ampilatwatja made a conscious decision not to paint ‘Altyerr’, Dreaming stories. The artists have chosen, instead, to paint the country in which those Dreaming stories sit.  The artists’ work is distinguished by the microcosmic detail invested in elements of landscape, all of which is marked out in the finest of dot painting, using a rich palette of colours.

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My Country by Michelle Pula Holmes

Michelle Pula Holmes  |  My Country

Jap 008378  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 cm

My Mothers Country by Daisy Moss Kemarra

Daisy Moss Kemarra  |  My Mothers Country

Jap 008395  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 76 cm

My Mothers Country by Eileen Bonney Akemarr

Eileen Bonney Akemarr  |  My Mothers Country

Jap 008396  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 76 cm

Bush Flowers by Julieanne Kngwarrey Morton

Julieanne Kngwarrey Morton  |  Bush Flowers

Jap 008573  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 cm

My Father’s Country by Rosie K Morton

Rosie K Morton  |  My Father’s Country

Jap 008370  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

View Of Country by Kindy Ross

Kindy Ross  |  View Of Country

Jap 008394  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 76 cm

My Mothers Country by Daisy Moss Kemarra

Daisy Moss Kemarra  |  My Mothers Country

Jap 008379  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 cm

View Of Country by Doris Elkedra

Doris Elkedra  |  View Of Country

Jap 008383  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

View Of Country by Daisy Moss Kemarra

Daisy Moss Kemarra  |  View Of Country

Jap 008393  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 83 cm

View Of Country by Doris Elkedra

Doris Elkedra  |  View Of Country

Jap 008372  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

View Of Country by Milly Morton

Milly Morton  |  View Of Country

Jap 008374  |  acrylic on linen  |  130 x 90 cm

Bush Medicine Plants by Jessie Ross

Jessie Ross  |  Bush Medicine Plants

Jap 008390  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

View Of Country by Kindy Ross

Kindy Ross  |  View Of Country

Jap 008387  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

My Country by Yvonne Bonney

Yvonne Bonney  |  My Country

Jap 008373  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

View Of Country by Levina Morton

Levina Morton  |  View Of Country

Jap 008386  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

View Of Country by Robina Jones

Robina Jones  |  View Of Country

Jap 008384  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

Ntang Native Seeds by Lilly Morton Akemarr

Lilly Morton Akemarr  |  Ntang Native Seeds

Jap 008380  |  acrylic on linen  |  210 x 166 cm

View Of Country by Rosemary Beasley

Rosemary Beasley  |  View Of Country

Jap 008377  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 91 cm

View Of Country by Levina Morton

Levina Morton  |  View Of Country

Jap 008381  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

Ampilatwatja Country by Lilly Morton Akemarr

Lilly Morton Akemarr  |  Ampilatwatja Country

Jap 008389  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

View Of Country by Betty Beasley

Betty Beasley  |  View Of Country

Jap 008397  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 61 cm

Antarrengeny ( My Father’s Country) by Edie Kemarra Holmes

Edie Kemarra Holmes  |  Antarrengeny ( My Father’s Country)

Jap 008391  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

My Country by Serina Holmes

Serina Holmes  |  My Country

Jap 008375  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 107 cm

View Of Country by Kindy Ross

Kindy Ross  |  View Of Country

Jap 008392  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

My Country by Mavis Holmes

Mavis Holmes  |  My Country

Jap 008371  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 110 cm

View Of Country by Doris Elkedra

Doris Elkedra  |  View Of Country

Jap 008382  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

View Of Country by Mavis Holmes

Mavis Holmes  |  View Of Country

Jap 008398  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 76 cm

My Country by Kathleen Rambler

Kathleen Rambler  |  My Country

Jap 008388  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

View Of Country by Kindy Ross

Kindy Ross  |  View Of Country

Jap 008385  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

View Of Country by Sonya Petrick

Sonya Petrick  |  View Of Country

Jap 008369  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

My Country by Thorine Sam

Thorine Sam  |  My Country

Jap 008376  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

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