Homelands Story *Stretched and Framed
Acrylic on Belgian Linen
91cm x 110cm
Paintings depict the Tjukurpa, the Law and stories of Ancestors. The dotting technique evolved to adapt sacred expressions of Tjukurpa for public viewing and as a depiction of the desert landscape. Niningka’s recent art however, has focused on more contemporary Tjukurpa or history exploring her own personal memories or ara irititja: stories from the early days. As a young girl, Niningka was part of the first contact of Pitjantjatjara people with non-indigenous Australians and has many memories of these times.
‘Nyangatja first day palyanu ngayuku ngura…Tjinguru whitefella nyangatja, Three families-ya nyinangi. Iriti, long time….Uwa, no car, no Toyota, only this one. Cow-pa katingu.’
This is the first day after they built my house. I think this is a whitefella. There were three families there. It was along time ago, no cars, no toyotas, only this one. And they brought cows.’ Niningka Lewis
This painting was created for the exhibition Kuruntu Kulini – Heart Listening:
‘Nganana tjamunya, kaminya kulira wanalpai: ngura nganampa tjuta, Tjukurpa tjutatjara. Kulilkatipaila walytja piti, ngura, Tjukurpa winki. Kuruntula uwankara kulilpai.’ Rene Kulitja 2018
We listen to our grandfathers and grandmothers and we follow their teachings: of all our lands and the stories and law they hold. We can feel our families, our country, our culture in. We hear everything in our hearts.
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