Paintings depict the Tjukurpa, the Law and stories of Ancestors. Anangu (Central and Western Desert Aboriginal people) have responsibilities for the protection and teaching of different Tjukurpa and there are strict protocols for the imparting of knowledge. The dotting technique has evolved with the need to adapt sacred expressions of Tjukurpa for public viewing and as a depiction of the desert landscape.
Camels were imported to Australia during the 19th century for the transport and construction during the colonisation of the central and western parts of the country. Many were released into the wild after motorised transport replaced their use in the early 20th century. Well suited to the arid conditions of Central Australia. Nowadays, these camels make up a large number of feral camels that cause much damage by fouling waterholes and have contributed to endangering some plant species. The sighting of camels at Uluru is rare but they have been known to approach the rock seeking water at times of drought
In this painting the artist shows a camel travelling through country, heading towards Uluru
Artist : Francine Kulitja Title : Kamala Kutju (One Camel) Size : 30x30 cm Medium: Acrylic on Canvas