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Artists of Ampilatwatja

Artists of Ampilatwatja
Artists of Ampilatwatja

Artists of Ampilatwatja


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The fine dot-painted landscapes and bright colours are the signature of Ampilatwatja art.

The community made a conscious decision not to paint ‘altyerr’ dreaming stories.
The artists paint the landscapes where their sacred stories belong and where they have a strong connection with their country.

The predominant themes in the Artists of Ampilatwatja paintings are ‘strong bush medicine’, demonstrating a deep connection to country. Their work pays homage to the significance and use of traditional bush medicine, allowing an insight into their community. Yet underneath the iridescent surface, there is an underlying sense that there is more to this landscape than meets the eye. In keeping with the religious laws, the artist reveals only a small amount of knowledge to the uninitiated. The esoteric information that is held sacred to them and their people is concealed from the public and layered underneath the common visual narrative, masked by the delicate layered dots of the painting.

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