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Title

Piltarti tjukurpa

2020


Artist

Leah Brady

Australia

1962 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, APY Lands


About

“I am painting a really important place located between Amata and Nyapari communities on the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia – the Piltarti tjukurpa and rock hole.

My grandmother was pregnant with my mother at the top of the hill overlooking this rock hole.

My mother, Nganyinytja, was an important leader who started the NPY Women’s Council. I have my own commitment to leadership now, having helped senior women start the APY Gallery and Studio for Aṉangu in Adelaide last year; this is where I paint every day I can. I celebrate my culture and work beside other women who have moved to Adelaide. It’s a piece of the APY Lands in the city.”

Leah Brady, 2020

This work was a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2020 and was acquired by the Gallery in 2020.


Details


Date

2020


Media category

Painting


Materials used

acrylic on linen


Dimensions

243.5 x 198.0 x 3.2 cm


Credit

Roberts Family Acquisition 2020


Location

Not on display


Accession number

171.2020


Wynne Prize

- 2020


Artist information

Leah Brady

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history