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Title

Antara

2014

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Mimili Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands South Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara
    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
    Copyright
    © Betty Kuntiwa Pumani

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  • About

    Betty Kuntiwa Pumani is the daughter of the late Kunmanara (Milatjari) Pumani and the younger sister of Kunmanara (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.

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