approximate size: 1000 x 1500cm
acrylic on canvas
a scene from the kutungu tjukurpa. this story takes place in the country north of uluru. kutungu is a woman about which many stories are told. in this particular part of the tale, kutungu, now the mother of many children, is travelling with them on on a long journey by foot. on the way, she has gathered vast amounts of bush foods, particularly 'kampurarpa' (bush tomatoes), and is carrying them in her 'piti' on her head. the children become very homesick on this journey far from familair places and refulse to continue on. kutungu again and again asks that they come with her, but eventually they sit down and won't budge. she leaves the bush food with them and continues on aloe.
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 there 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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