Heart Lands - Iwantja Artists

Gallery 2

29 Aug to 30 Sep 2014

 

Anamaruku Piti Tjuta – Caterpillar Dreaming by Maringka Burton

Maringka Burton  |  Anamaruku Piti Tjuta – Caterpillar Dreaming

Jap 010800  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 121 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010785  |  acrylic on canvas  |  41 x 61 cm

Kungkarangkalpa – Seven Sisters by Betty Muffler & Rene Sundown

Betty Muffler & Rene Sundown  |  Kungkarangkalpa – Seven Sisters

Jap 010796  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 150 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010782  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 76 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Jeannie Walatinna

Jeannie Walatinna  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010797  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 121 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010783  |  acrylic on canvas  |  67 x 91 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010781  |  acrylic on canvas  |  101 x 101 cm

Ngura – Country by Peter Mungkuri

Peter Mungkuri  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010811  |  acrylic on canvas  |  151 x 100 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Rene Sundown

Rene Sundown  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010812  |  acrylic on canvas  |  100 x 140 cm

Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country by Angkuna Baker

Angkuna Baker   |  Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country

Jap 010791  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 92 cm

Anamaruku Piti Tjuta – Caterpillar Dreaming by Maringka Burton

Maringka Burton  |  Anamaruku Piti Tjuta – Caterpillar Dreaming

Jap 010801  |  acrylic on canvas  |  101 x 152 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010788  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 101 cm

Indulkana Community by Tiger Yaltangki

Tiger Yaltangki  |  Indulkana Community

Jap 010820  |  acrylic on canvas  |  101 x 76 cm

My Family by Tiger Yaltangki

Tiger Yaltangki  |  My Family

Jap 010818  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 91 cm

Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country by Kanakiya Tjanyari

Kanakiya Tjanyari  |  Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country

Jap 010799  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 91 cm

Apu Hills by Tiger Yaltangki

Tiger Yaltangki  |  Apu Hills

Jap 010816  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 101 cm

Anamaruku Piti Tjuta – Caterpillar Dreaming by Maringka Burton

Maringka Burton  |  Anamaruku Piti Tjuta – Caterpillar Dreaming

Jap 010802  |  acrylic on canvas  |  100 x 140 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Nellie Coulthard

Nellie Coulthard  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010805  |  acrylic on canvas  |  100 x 140 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Rosalind Tjanyari

Rosalind Tjanyari  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010814  |  acrylic on canvas  |  61 x 51 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Nellie Coulthard

Nellie Coulthard  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010808  |  acrylic on canvas  |  92 x 61 cm

Ngura – Country by Betty Muffler

Betty Muffler   |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010795  |  acrylic on canvas  |  61 x 41 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010784  |  acrylic on canvas  |  41 x 61 cm

Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country by Nellie Coulthard

Nellie Coulthard  |  Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country

Jap 010810  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 122 cm

Ngura – Country by Betty Muffler

Betty Muffler   |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010792  |  acrylic on canvas  |  51 x 36 cm

Ngura – Country by Nellie Coulthard

Nellie Coulthard  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010807  |  acrylic on canvas  |  92 x 61 cm

Ngura – Country by Mary Brumby

Mary Brumby  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010803  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 51 cm

Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country by Nellie Coulthard

Nellie Coulthard  |  Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country

Jap 010809  |  acrylic on canvas  |  152 x 152 cm

Iwantja Arts by Tiger Yaltangki

Tiger Yaltangki  |  Iwantja Arts

Jap 010817  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 101 cm

Ngura – Country by Mary Brumby

Mary Brumby  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010804  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 51 cm

Ngura – Country by Tiger Yaltangki

Tiger Yaltangki  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010819  |  acrylic on canvas  |  106 x 36 cm

Ngura – Country by Rosalind Tjanyari

Rosalind Tjanyari  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010813  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 51 cm

Ngura – Country by Betty Muffler

Betty Muffler   |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010793  |  acrylic on canvas  |  51 x 36 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010786  |  acrylic on canvas  |  61 x 92 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Angkuna Baker

Angkuna Baker   |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010790  |  acrylic on canvas  |  36 x 51 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010789  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 101 cm

Ngura – Country by Betty Muffler

Betty Muffler   |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010794  |  acrylic on canvas  |  61 x 46 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Kanakiya Tjanyari

Kanakiya Tjanyari  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010798  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 101 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010787  |  acrylic on canvas  |  61 x 91 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Rosalind Tjanyari

Rosalind Tjanyari  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010815  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 122 cm

The exhibition Heart Lands presents a fresh vision by twelve traditional artists from Indulkuna in the eastern region of the APY Lands. Their latest paintings show aspects of ancestral country, many under the title of  ‘Remembering Country’.

New elements of finely woven designs by Maringka Burton, Nellie Coulthard, Betty Muffler and Rene Sundown add a new subtlety to this latest exhibition. The artists’ palette uses sun-bleached tones of yellows, pinks and greys to create a sense of this desert landscape. These paintings are extensions of the same vision of Alec Baker, who also uses soft colours to depict a vast open space which he then populates with emu totems and tracks around waterholes, hills and other icons of desert experience.

Tiger Tjanyari and Mary Brumby present a more expressionist vision of their environment, with Tiger using bold geometric shapes and rich colours to create different types of icons for desert living. Mary Brumby overlays thick brush strokes of colour to enliven images of waterholes and surrounding country.

These Yankunytjatjaraand Pitjantjatjara speaking artists, living beside an exposed ridge overlooking Iwantja Creek, where the Ancestral owl Tjurki rested on his Creation journey, are in the Heart Lands of their heritage. For the same reason that the community of Indulkana was built here to accommodate Anangu people, who needed to return to their homelands after years of working away from home on distant cattle stations, these paintings reflect all of their strong concern to be in Heart Lands.