Ngayuku Ngura (My Country)
Ngayuku Ngura (My Country)

Nellie Patterson Profile & Artworks

Ngayuku Ngura (My Country)

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The artist has painted their impression of ngayuku ngura (My Country). Kapi tjukurla are the water holes represented by circles. By their very nature waterholes also mark sites related to the Creation Ancestors’ journeys across the country; the ‘dreaming tracks’ followed by countless generations of Anangu since. They created landforms and customs to be passed on and maintained over subsequent generations. The sites are linked through inma or ceremony - the singing, dancing and body painting which reveals the laws of nature and provides a blue print for life and a guiding map of country.


Artist : Nellie Patterson
Title : Ngayuku Ngura (My Country)
Size : 17cm x 60 cm 
Medium : Acrylic on Canvas

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