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Rhoda Tjitayi Piltati Tjukurpa

acrylic on linen

200 x 250.3 cm

‘I think of my wonderful Grandma when I paint. Her name was Eileen Stevens. She was an incredible artist and a powerful woman. She taught me my culture.’

Rhoda Tjitayi, 2022

Rhoda Tjitayi was born in 1969 in Pukatja (formerly Ernabella), Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia. Her grandfather was from Nyapari and her grandmother from Makiri, Tjala Minyma Ngura (Honeyant Women’s sacred place). She is now based in Adelaide and began working at the APY Adelaide Studio in 2019. Her works depict Piltati Tjukurpa, her grandmother’s ancestral creation story.

APY Art Centre Collective, 2022