approximate size: 680mm x 1200mm
emu country. this artwork depicts carlene's family's country, which is near kanypi in the western apy lands. it is the country of the emu (kalaya) which is the ancestral being who formed that part of the country. the kalaya travelled from kanypi to watarru. it is very typical for the kalaya to have many children, like carlene, who had six children.
this original artwork has been hand painted by aboriginal artists at the ernabella arts centre. ernabella arts centre is a place where elders, young women and men practice their art, in order to sustain, support and promote cultural heritage and improve the lifestyle of their communities members.
at planet we donate the full retail margin (after the cost of framing, gst and artist's commission) to a charity nominated by ernabella arts centre; the western dialysis centre.
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