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Painting on Country featured works by five senior artists from Tjungu Palya art centre in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia. The artists have reinvigorated their ancestors’ practice of painting directly onto the land.

Their work, captured in a series of large-format photographs, is both timeless and transient, bridging the ancient and the contemporary.

Painting on Country was previously on show at the National Museum of Australia from 14 March until 10 November 2019.


Presented in partnership with Tjungu Palya and Christina and Trevor Kennedy. All photographs by Leopold Fiala.

Leopold Fiala

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