We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Margaret Richards Ngayuku ngura

acrylic on linen

200 x 300 cm

When I paint my mind travels back to my Country. I had to move to Adelaide for medical treatment many years ago. So now when I paint, I am right on my Country in the western Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, near Pipalyatjara in South Australia. I am not able to be there to look after this Country anymore, but through my painting I celebrate the tjukurpa of the Country and keep it alive, so my painting is caring for Country too.

Margaret Richards, 2020