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Papunya Tjupi: Pantu (Salt)

This body of work was created by the leading Luritja women artists from Papunya Tjupi at a recent art camp that took place at Karrinyarra, north of Papunya (NT).

The focus of this exhibition is on the pantu muluwurru (salt lake) from this special site and the Yalka Tjukurrpa (Bush onion Dreaming) relating to this site.

During this week long camp out the women shared and painted both their dreaming stories relating to this site and also responded to the overwhelming dry salt lake that sits within the landscape.

The women have titled this body of work pantu (salt) to frame the work in comparison to where it sits in this exhibition in Manly by the salt water.

Artists include:

  • Emily Andy Napaltjarri
  • Tilau Nangala
  • Doris Bush Nungararrayi
  • Maureen Poulson Napangardi
  • Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula
  • Isobel Gorey
  • Isobel Major
  • Ada Andy Napaltjarri
  • Melody Andy Napaltjarri

This exhibition forms part of NAIDOC Week (5 – 12 July), celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


29th May 2020 10:00am — 19th July 2020 5:00pm
West Esplanade, Manly
(02) 9976 1421
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