This image is of Judy Napangardi Watson painting one of her iconic Mina Mina Dreaming stories. Judy works with Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu in the Tanami Desert. The Mina Mina story tells about the women who travel west of Yuendumu to participate in ceremony, gathering bush tucker, painting up, singing and dancing but importantly teaching the young women and girls the important stories that have been passed down for centuries.
This is the country south of Alice Springs heading to Santa Teresa and the Simpson Desert. While arid, this country comes alive in the spring after winter rains, with flowers covering the ground as depicted in Marie Shilling's paintings as shown here. This is also the country of sculptor Johnny Perrurule Young who makes the magnificent kangaroos.
We have just received some exciting new paintings from Nyirripi and Yuendumu in the Tanami Desert. There are works by young emerging artists as well as some senior ladies. These are bright and colourful paintings