Minyma Kutjara I

40.6cm x 76.2cm

Acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

“When I am painting I am thinking about the tjukurrpa (dreaming) that all the ladies know – the minyma kutjara (two women).”

Marlene paints important ladies tjukurpa (dreaming) of the Kaltukatjara area about the traveling of the sisters through the ranges. This area is significant to the ladies of the Western Desert and is a meeting place for law and culture – senior women passing on their knowledge to the young women.

When I am painting I am thinking about the tjukurrpa that all the ladies know – the minyma kutjara (two women). This country has strong culture. I am painting those ladies travelling through that gap near Kaltukatjara. They came all the way from South Australia. I am only painting a little bit of this story, the part that is right here. I am painting the kapi (rockholes), tali (sandhills), puli (hills) and karru (creek) of this place. — Marlene Connelly

Marlene Connelly
Marlene's unique style is reminiscent of celestial bodies – fields of coloured punu (dotting), meandering lines, circular motifs and beautiful, changing patterns.
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All artworks are sold unstretched.   

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