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Title

Antara

2014


Artist

Betty Pumani

Australia

01 Jun 1963 -

Language groups

Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region, Yankunytjatjara, Southern desert region


About

Betty Kuntiwa Pumani is the daughter of the late Milatjari Pumani and the younger sister of Ngupulya Pumani. Betty was born and raised in Mimili, in the Southern Desert region, where she continues to live. Pumani is a recognised Ngangkari (healer) and worked as a teacher at Mimili Anangu school before starting to paint at Mimili Maku art centre in 2007.

'Antara' 2014 depicts Pumani's mother's country of Antara, a site north-west of Mimili community which is extremely important to Pitjantjatjara people. It holds many Tjukurrpa songlines that cross this area of country and has an important rockhole where women perform inmaku pakani, a dance ceremony related to the maku (witchetty grub). The natural features of the surrounding landscape, the rocks, rockholes, creeks and mountains are also included in the work.


Details


Date

2014


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

198.0 x 198.0 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

106.2014


Artist information

Betty Pumani

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history