Grandmother Story by Gail Napangarti

Details of Grandmother Story

Grandmother Story by Gail Napangarti
Catalog Number : 788062
Size : 122cm x 101cm
Medium : Acrylic On Linen
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About Grandmother Story
In this painting Gail tells the story of two grandmothers searching for bush tucker (bush onions and bush carrots) with their two granddaughters. Gail says 'they walk around looking for tucker and when they find a good place, they are sitting down and digging for tucker'. The semi-circle shapes are the women sitting, the larger circles depict a successful search spot, the other circles represent different search sites. The various colours and shapes represent variations in the landscape and the linework are the womens tracks.

Tjala Arts is located at Amata Community, in the far northwest of South Australia. It is an Aboriginal owned and managed corporation that sells artwork on behalf of its members. Since its foundation in 1999 (originally as Minymaku Arts), Tjala Arts has concentrated on adapting traditional aboriginal symbols and designs to create contemporary abstract imagery. The centre provides an opportunity for the Anangu (Pitjantjatjara Aboriginal people) to develop skills in fine art and regional craft production. The art centre also plays a significant role in the well-being of the community and maintaining culture and law.