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Alkngarintjia outstation



Beth Mbitjana Inkamala


12 Jul 1977 –

Language group: Western Aranda, Central Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Hermannsburg Northern Territory Australia
    Media category
    Materials used
    underglaze on terracotta
    30.0 x 25.0 x 25.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Commissioned with funds provided by the Mollie Douglas Bequest 2021
    Yiribana Gallery
    Accession number
    © Beth Mbitjiana Inkamala

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  • About

    Art centre documentation for this work states:
    “This is me and mum's outstation, Alkngarintjia. When my grandfather passed away, my grandmother and my uncles used to live in this outstation and the whole family would get together. And the other little outstations there were other family groups around each other living in the area at their outstations. The 7 houses, that's my mum's outstation and we used to go down the creek, swimming where the wall, tank and windmill is.

    My Uncle is on the horse going down to the yard, he would muster the horses in the yard at night with the young fellas. I would go over and see the horses.

    We used to live here and go and visit the other families at the other houses across the river and near the ranges. Nowadays, I live in Ntaria (Hermannsburg) and we visit the Country and outstation with my mum and dad, we take them and the kids for visiting Country and for school holiday. We tell them about how we used to stay here when it was really cold and hardly any houses around. Now there is a lot of trees and it's warm. You can see a lot of birds and horses on this Country - and hear the donkeys late at night coming down for water!”
    Beth Mbitjana Inkamala 2022

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    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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