Milpatjunanyi is a game that children play in the sand. They use bent sticks, leaves and stones to represent family members in the sand and draw with pieces of wire and punu (wood). I used to play this game all the time when I was little.Mimili is sited within the beautiful Everard Rangers on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the north-west of South Australia and 488 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs. Mimili is 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.
Artist: Joanne Tjili Wintjin Title: Milpatjunanyi (Playing In The Sand) Size: 92 x 62cm Medium: Acrylic on Linen