Drawing upon the 2018 National NAIDOC theme Because of her, we can!, 'Wangka Kutjara, Tjukurpa Kutju' (language for Two Voices, One Tjukurpa) presents the mother-daughter relationship of Anangu women Puna Yanima and Linda Puna for the first time in a public gallery setting.
The duo's work maps out sacred sites and everyday life of the Mimili community and surrounding Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the northwest of South Australia.
Focusing on the strength and importance of women in community and the significance of passing knowledge on to the next generation, the exhibition highlights the centrality of women in the cultural, social and political spheres, both locally and nationally.
An audio recording of the two women discussing their shared histories and knowledge will accompany the paintings in the exhibition.
This exhibition is a part of the Melbourne Art Fair August 2 to 5.