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Billy Tjampitjinpa Kenda One whitefella, one blackfella swimming, all them animals frightened to drink the water, that’s true!

acrylic on canvas

51 x 50.8 cm

Billy Tjampitjinpa Kenda started painting at Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, Mparntwe/Alice Springs, Northern Territory in 2004. He primarily paints his mother’s Country, Jay Creek, in the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell Ranges. Drawing inspiration from the increasing population and traffic within the Central Desert region, his textured landscapes of rock formations and flora are interspersed with trucks, cars, aeroplanes, helicopters and people. Animals look on from a rock or from the shade of a tree, functioning as observers and survivors of this changing place.

From remote communities to town camps, Kenda paints all things unique to Central Australia with style, playfulness and strong connection to Country.

Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, 2022