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Mona Mitakiki, Naomi Kantjuriny

Title
Kungkarangkalpa tjukurpa (Seven Sisters story). Kapi tjukurla tjuta (many rock holes)
Medium
acrylic on linen
Dimensions
200 x 200 cm
Further information

Naomi Kantjuriny and Mona Mitakiki paint kapi tjukurla (rock holes) that relate to the Kungkarangkalpa tjukurpa. This story involves the Seven Sisters being chased across country by a bad man (Wati Nyiru). The elder sisters protect and teach the younger ones, and keep them from falling for his tricks. Wati Nyiru can change shape into different rock formations and landmarks. These sites remain part of the landscape and are important Anangu ceremonial places.

The Seven Sisters story is very important to Anangu culture, as a story about family and culture. Mona and Naomi were taught to paint by senior artist Kunmanara Katie Kawiny. She has passed away but the younger women carry her story on for future generations.

Tjala Arts, Amata community, 2017