Ampilatwatja Artists

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Ampilatwatja Artists

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22 November – 22 December, 2013

Ampilatwatja Artists

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 Aboriginal people 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. This makes the Aboriginal art style of this region unique.

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 Antarrengeny

Lilly Kamara Morton  |  My Country Antarrengeny

Jap 009599  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

My Country

Melita Pitjara Morton  |  My Country

Jap 009577  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 46 cm

Women’s Ceremony and Bush Medicine

Colleen Ngwarri Morton  |  Women’s Ceremony and Bush Medicine

Jap 009610  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 46 cm

Bush Medicine Plants

Rosie Ngwarrin Ross  |  Bush Medicine Plants

Jap 009587  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 61 cm

My Country

Doris Pula Elkedra  |  My Country

Jap 009605  |  acrylic on linen  |  51 x 30 cm

View Of Country

Colleen Ngwarri Morton  |  View Of Country

Jap 009611  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

View Of Country

Kindy Kamara Ross  |  View Of Country

Jap 009585  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 76 cm

Ngumpa Country

Mavis Pitjara Holmes  |  Ngumpa Country

Jap 009596  |  acrylic on linen  |  46 x 46 cm

My Mother’s Country

Daisy Moss Kemarra  |  My Mother’s Country

Jap 009607  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 61 cm

View Of Country

Kindy Kamara Ross  |  View Of Country

Jap 009583  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

Bush Medicine Plants

Margaret Kamara Ross  |  Bush Medicine Plants

Jap 009582  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

My Mother’s Country

Daisy Moss Kemarra  |  My Mother’s Country

Jap 009606  |  acrylic on linen  |  51 x 46 cm

My Country

Michelle Pula Holmes  |  My Country

Jap 009595  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 51 cm

View Of Country

Elizabeth Ngwarri Bonney  |  View Of Country

Jap 009603  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 91 cm

My Mother’s Country

Angeline Pitjara Luck  |  My Mother’s Country

Jap 009612  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

Women’s Ceremony & Bush Medicine

Colleen Ngwarri Morton  |  Women’s Ceremony & Bush Medicine

Jap 009609  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 51 cm

My Country

Kathleen Rambler Nanima  |  My Country

Jap 009579  |  acrylic on linen  |  46 x 30 cm

View Of Country

Kindy Kamara Ross  |  View Of Country

Jap 009584  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 76 cm

My Father’s Country

Rosie Kemara Morton  |  My Father’s Country

Jap 009591  |  acrylic on linen  |  51 x 46 cm

My Country

Murphy Teece  |  My Country

Jap 009594  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 76 cm

View Of Country

Helen Pula Rubuntja  |  View Of Country

Jap 009602  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 46 cm

My Father’s Country

Sonya Ngwarrin Petrick  |  My Father’s Country

Jap 009590  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 76 cm

Antarrengeny – My Fathers Country

Edie Kemarra Holmes  |  Antarrengeny – My Fathers Country

Jap 009604  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

My Mother’s Country

Daisy Moss Kemarra  |  My Mother’s Country

Jap 009608  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

Bush Medicine Plants

Beverly Pula Luck  |  Bush Medicine Plants

Jap 009586  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

My Country

Robina Apetyarr Jones  |  My Country

Jap 009592  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

My Country Antarrengeny

Lilly Kamara Morton  |  My Country Antarrengeny

Jap 009598  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

My Country Antarrengeny

Lilly Kamara Morton  |  My Country Antarrengeny

Jap 009600  |  acrylic on linen  |  76 x 76 cm

Bush Flowers

Helen Pula Rubuntja  |  Bush Flowers

Jap 009601  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 30 cm

Bush Medicine Plants

Margaret Kamara Ross  |  Bush Medicine Plants

Jap 009581  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 30 cm

Ntang Native Seeds

Jean Ngwarai Long  |  Ntang Native Seeds

Jap 009588  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

My Mother’s Country

Angeline Pitjara Luck  |  My Mother’s Country

Jap 009613  |  acrylic on linen  |  46 x 46 cm

View Of Country

Desma Ngwarri Turner  |  View Of Country

Jap 009580  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

My Country

Robina Apetyarr Jones  |  My Country

Jap 009593  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 30 cm

Ngumpa Country

Mavis Pitjara Holmes  |  Ngumpa Country

Jap 009597  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

My Country

Serina Kngwarrey Holmes  |  My Country

Jap 009578  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Bush Medicine Plants

Gracie Kamarra Ross  |  Bush Medicine Plants

Jap 009576  |  acrylic on linen  |  61 x 30 cm

Ntang Native Seeds

Jean Ngwarai Long  |  Ntang Native Seeds

Jap 009589  |  acrylic on linen  |  107 x 30 cm

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