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Adrian Jangala Robertson Family in Yalpirakinu

acrylic on canvas

61 x 81.5 cm

Adrian Jangala Robertson was born in Papunya in 1962 and joined Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists in 2002. His father’s Country stretches from west of Walungurru through Karku at Nyirrpi to Warlurkurlangu at Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. His distinctive style often refers to his family and the desert mountains, ridges and trees of his mother’s Country, Yalpirakinu. This Country, also known as Yuelamu, is north-west of Mparntwe/Alice Springs.

Robertson paints using a restricted palette, deliberately and thoughtfully pushing and pulling an image to its completion. He captures his connection to Country and family through brushwork that is loaded with energy, drama and memories.

Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, 2022