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Kapi Tjukurla (Waterhole)

A painting by Pantjiti Tjiyangu


Kapi Tjukurla (Waterhole) – a painting by Pantjiti Tjiyangu McKenzie (Maruku Arts)

“Pantjiti has painted a vision of her country, lines of spears to mark the law, pretty flowers to show the joy and kapi tjukula tjuta or water holes for survival. By their very nature waterholes also mark sites related to the Creation Ancestors’ journeys across the country; the ‘dreaming tracks’ followed by countless generations of Anangu since. The sites are linked through inma or ceremony - the singing, dancing and body painting which reveals the laws of nature and provides a blue print for life and a guiding map of country”.