Anangu (Central & Western Desert Aboriginal people) live by the Laws laid down in the Tjukurpa or Creation Period. Coded in the stories of the ancestors or original beings, are guidelines for life, and painting is a way of both celebrating and imparting this vital knowledge.
A woman thinks and paints Tjukurpa. Listen to how it is: Women understand the ways of their culture from their grandmothers’ teachings and work to keep these strong. This isn’t the business of men. Women act according to Women’s Law. They hold a vast number of important teachings: to do with food; family; celebrations and education. They have strong culture. Senior Pitjantjatjara woman.
Artist : Mary Mumu Title : Minymaku Tjukurpa Community : Mutitjulu Language : Pitjantjatjara Size : 590x1000mm Medium : Acrylic on Canvas