Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)

betty mula

Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)

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My paintings is the story of the seven sisters. This is an old story that has been told to Anangu for thousands of years. You can see the seven sisters today at night as a group of stars in the sky. A long time ago, the seven sisters came down from the sky and walked on the earth. They travelled north from Port Augusta, a wati (man) saw them and followed them. 
The seven sisters were then being chased by this way, When the sisters would stop for a break the was would watch them and decide which sister he liked the most. Much of this story is secret / sacred and only a small part can be revealed. 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. 

Artist: Betty Mula 
Title: Seven Sisters 
Size: 40cm by 40cm 
Meduim:  Synthectic polymer on paint on Linen 

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