Group show ‘Artists of the APY Lands’ opens today at Alcaston Gallery.
Mumu Mike Wiliams paints and repurposes mail bags (Commonwealth property) in a bold statement ‘about ownership and the conflict between Commonwealth law and #Anangu lore’ says the gallery. The text written in #Pitjantjatjara reads; "Law & Culture and Country, our heritage and sacred sites - don't touch them, leave them alone. Our land and our Law and culture shouldn’t be given away for money.” Image: Mumu Mike Williams, Post Bag Painting, 2016, 114 x 70 cm; Spear: 160 cm, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas postbag with carved wooden spears
Artists include: Alec Baker, Sandy Brumby, Pepai Jangala Carroll, Taylor Cooper, Nellie Coulthard, Jimmy Donegan, Elizabeth Dunn, Witjiti George, Rupert Jack, Carolanne Ken, Iluwanti Ken, Ray Ken, Sylvia Ken, Tjungkara Ken, Rachael Lionel, Barbara Moore, Betty Muffler, Peter Mungkuri, Mary Pan, David Pearson, Betty Pumani, Carlene Thompson, Thomas Tjilyia, Harry Tjutjuna, Mick Wikilyiri, Mumu Mike Williams, Tiger Yaltangki, Yaritji Young.
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