A Hector Tjupuru Burton Initiative – 2011, Men’s collaborative paintings and Women’s collaborative paintings
NGAYULU WITINI NGAYUKU MAMAKU TJUKURPA. NGAYULU WITINI NGAYUKA NGUNYTJUKU TJUKURPA
I hold my Father’s story. I hold my Mother’s story
This exhibition comes from the Amata Community which is located at the western end of the Musgrave Ranges in South Australia, about 10 km south of the Northern Territory border, approximately 380 km south west of Alice Springs as the crow flies. The germination of this series of paintings started with indigenous leader Hector Burton teaching young men, mostly his grandsons, his story. With the sudden loss Kunmanara Raymond, a much loved young leader in the community, the men decided to make paintings that would honour this young man’s name. Kunmanara Raymond’s mothers decided they would also make a painting for this special exhibition, and then all the women also decided they would make work and so more paintings were made. This exhibition started as a men’s exhibition but has become something different; this is a special exhibition, one that is very important for the artists and the Amata Community.
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