Antara by Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin

Details of Antara

Catalog Number : 834154
Size : 81cm x 122cm
Medium : Acrylic On Linen
For Sale : Contact Short St Gallery
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About Antara
"When I paint, it’s like inma (ceremonial dance and song). This is Antara, a sacred place for Anangu, and the Maku (witchetty grub) Tjukurpa. There’s a special rock hole at Antara where women perform inma – ‘inmaku pakani’ – and afterwards there’s enough maku to feed everyone. Antara and Maku Tjukurpa is really important for Mimili women, we paint this place and its stories, keeping them strong."

Antara is a sacred place for Anangu. It holds many tjukurpa (songlines) stories that cross this land. This painting depicts this special place. Antara has a very important rockhole where the women would perform inmaku pakani, a dance ceremony that would create enough maku for everyone. The painting also depicts the landscape which is surrounded with rocks, rockholes, creeks and mountains.