Antara by Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin

Details of Antara

Catalog Number : 837282
Size : 200cm x 150cm
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 Tjukurpa (witchery grub story). There is a special rock hole at Antarawhere women perform inma – ‘inmaku pakani’ – and afterwards there is enough maku to feed everyone. Antara and MakuTjukurpa is really important for Mimili women, we paint this place and its stories, keeping them strong"

Tuppy lives in Mimili Community, home to 300 Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people who have been living in the area for millennia in harmony with nature and acting as custodians of the land and the Tjukurpa (creation stories). Mimili was formerly known as Everard Park, which was a cattle station that was returned to Aboriginal ownership through the 1981 AP Lands Act.Mimili Community was incorporated as an Aboriginal Community in 1975.