About the art

The Artists of Ampilatwatja community was established in 1999 near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. The work produced by the artists is recognisably distinct from other Aboriginal artistic communities, due to the application of fine dots and the often bright and figurative depiction of the land.

Kathleen’s colours and detail are amazing, her paintings bring joy to everyone at the art centre.  Congratulations Kathleen on another beautiful painting! 
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The art centre has been a hive of activity since the weather started to cool down.  All our new paintings, including this spectacular new work by Levina, are now uploaded onto the website and available to purchase. Link in bio

MY COUNTRY – LEVINA PITJARA MORTON
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Sharing a ‘Kindy’ creative moment as she focuses her total attention and hypnotically applies paint with a tiny wooden stick…….dot by dot.  It’s fascinating to watch especially knowing that those distinct dots of colour will eventually form an image of such mood elevating beauty.

KINDY KEMARRE ROSS
Artist of Ampilatwatja
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When Michelle goes hunting she likes to watch the colours change all around her, the trees, the wild flowers, the sandhills.  When Michelle paints all that beauty spills out onto the canvas. 
My Country - Michelle Pula Holmes
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So much detail!! Kathleen paints her father’s country, where she grew up.  Search for the Kangaroo and Joey resting under the tree.
MY FATHERS COUNTRY - KATHLEEN NANIMA RAMBLER

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Lulu paints her fathers dreaming and she has a strong passion for bush medicine.  Lulu also wanted a picture of her painting on that Instagram thingy everyone keeps talking about.  Stunning painting Lulu.
My Fathers Seed Dreaming - Lulu Pitjara Teece
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ANTARRENGENY - EDIE KEMARRE HOLMES
Edie produces the most joyful paintings which allow her deep connection to country shine through.  We have many unique artworks available on our website - Follow the link in bio.
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Joyrene Ngwarraye Holmes paints bush medicine plants.  Passed down to the younger generations,  bush medicine knowledge is still strong in Ampilatwatja and is widely used.
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Congratulations Colleen Ngwarraye Morton!!
Colleen has been selected as a finalist in this years @rawartprize Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize.  All the artists at Ampilatwatja art centre are happy for Colleen.  Congratulations to all the fabulous women artists who entered.
Women’s Ceremony and Bush Medicine - Colleen Ngwarraye Morton
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The wildflowers are popping up all over the desert after the rain.  Kathleen manages to capture all this and more in her unique paintings.
MY FATHERS COUNTRY – KATHLEEN NANIMA RAMBLER`
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When Elizabeth isn’t working at the art centre she is painting her country.  Knowing your country is an important part of living in a remote community like Ampilatwatja.  Knowing when and where to go hunting and gathering, knowing where there is ‘soakage’ (where you can dig for water), travelling with family for ceremonies, and maintaining a connection with the land. 
VIEW OF COUNTRY - ELIZABETH NGWARRAYE BONNEY
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Julieanne has such an intuitive way with colour.  Her latest painting captures the desert landscape after the rain and just before it all turns green.  Julieanne has been taught to read the country by family members and she now passes that on to her children. 
MY COUNTRY AND BUSH MEDICINE PLANTS - JULIEANNE NGWARRAYE MORTON
Painting details on website
Link in bio
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Every artist knows the feeling.  Theresa is enjoying painting her big canvas and we all can’t wait till it is finished.
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Who doesn’t love a small painting?  These little jewels are available online - link in bio.
Cornelia Kemarre Mills
Alana Ngwarraye Holmes
Vicky Pula Holmes
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Kathleen is an artist that embraces experimentation.  The attention to detail in her latest paintings combined with her sense of colour is truly mesmerising.
My Fathers Country - Kathleen Nanima Rambler
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Link in bio
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As the season slowly starts to change in the desert the bush flowers start appearing!  Kindy Kemarre Ross paints a mix of wildflowers and bush medicines - Kindy paints her country.
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After the rain…….My Country by Alana Ngwarraye Holmes
51 x 51cm
Details on website
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So many wonderful new paintings arriving on our website. 
Colour your world!
Link in bio
View Of Country - Jessie Pula Luck
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The country is bursting with every shade of green after the recent rains. 
MY FATHERS SEED DREAMING – LULU TEECE
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The art centre has been a hive of activity the last couple of weeks and over in the corner Selina has sat painting, creating this amazing landscape.

“This is my Father’s country

This country provides many bush foods for my people.

Painting my country helps to keep the country very strong for current and future generations of Alyawarr people.”
Selina Pula Teece

All details on website
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Heather paints the changing seasons of the surrounding landscapes of Ampilatwatja. 

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My Country - Alana Ngwarraye Holmes

Alana paints her country after the rain when the ground may seem dry but the flowers and trees are green and growing strong.  Strong rain today in the desert.
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Sneak peek…….the Artists of Ampilatwatja are working on an exquisite collaborative project.  Mothers, sisters, daughters painting together. More about this special time later.
Image: Michelle Pula  Holmes
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A Sunday painting full of joy!

“Painting my country helps to keep the country very strong for current and future generations of Alyawarr people.” Wilma Ngala Ross 
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Stunning painting by Rita Pitjara Beasley.
They predict a big rain will fall in the desert this weekend!  Perfect weather for Rita to pick the bush medicine plants and dig up the roots. 

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Amazing detail!  Our latest drop of paintings have just arrived online.  Beautiful Art from Central Australia.
Visit our website and take a peek - link in bio

Image:  My Fathers Country - Kathleen Nanima Rambler
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Lilly has painted her country, Antarrengeny and it’s gorgeous! The brightly coloured flowers and small bushes are bush medicine and are still used within the community.
Lilly’s landscapes beautifully communicate the rich knowledge she possesses of both medicinal plants and country, the heart of her culture.

MY COUNTRY ANTARRENGENY – LILLY MORTON KEMARRE
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A magnificent landscape by the hardworking Selina. “Painting my country helps to keep the country very strong for current and future generations of Alyawarr people.” Selina Pula Teece
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Julieanne loves to paint and is a well known artist of the community’ her mother Lilly Kemarra Morton who is a senior artist of Ampilatwatja was a part of the Utopian Batik movement in the 1980’s. 

Julieannes’ paintings are inspired by her mother’s stories - the old days of walking and living on their land.
Pictured:  Julieanne Ngwarraye Morton
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What a relief!  After such a hot couple of days we had rain, rain, rain and a great lightening and thunder storm rolled over the land last night.
Sweet desert rain.
Pictured: Bush Flowers by CHLOE NGWARRAYE MORTON
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The Artists of Ampilatwatja are so happy to be painting and open for business again.  A big THANK YOU for your support over the hot summer, our paintings are on their way to you. 
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Great things come in small packages! ‘Bushflowers’ by Theresa Ngwarraye Morton.  These bush flowers grow seasonly in Alyawarr country and are used for bush medicine.
30 x 30cm
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MY FATHER’S COUNTRY – RITA PITJARA BEASLEY
“This is my Father’s country.

This place is our hunting place. I always go with my daughters and their children, I show them this place and teach them about the swampy country. We hunt for goannas, bush potato, bush tomato and after the big rain the bush medicine is picked and the roots are dug up to be used.

It is important as my mother taught me this and now I teach my family.”
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When I’m not working at the art centre I paint the country of my Father and Mother and where they grew up, near Barrow Creek.
“This is the painting of my Father’s country, where I grew up. When we would go hunting, we always climbed those hills. We would take the kids hunting too and take photos of the hills.”
I use bright colours and beautiful attention to detail expresses the love and joy that I have for the country closest to my heart. Kathleen Namina Rambler 

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The art centre doors have flung open for 2024!  It’s hot and everyone is happy to be painting again.  Kathleen Nanima Rambler (pictured) our amazing computer wizard/artist is hard at work organising all the paintings.  Kathleen is worth her weight in gold.
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A walk in the desert with the talented Artists of Ampilatwatja.
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I like to paint a mix of wildflowers and bush medicines in all my paintings because it reminds me of my favourite part of my country and when it rains the flowers come out. Yeah, my countryside.”
Kindy Kemarre Ross

My Country is Irrultja
107 x 76cm
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All those clouds - it’s been raining in Ampilatwatja! 

“Before my father died, he told me and my sister, that if we ever painted, he wanted us to paint his dreaming. His dreaming is the seed dreaming, from his country. I paint that story, it’s important. That’s why i always paint the seed dreaming.”- Lulu Teece

My Fathers Seed Dreaming
76 x 76cm
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“We collect bush medicine plants when we are out hunting. Different kinds of plants grow during different seasons. 

Bush medicine plants are used for healing on the body and for drinking. We make this by smashing the plants with a rock, we use the juice and the fibre of the plant.

There are lots of different medicines, we know what their stories are, we learnt them from our parents and we teach these stories to our children.” Daisy Kemarre Turner
Bush Medicine Plants - Daisy Kemarre Turner
91 x 61cm
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“My paintings show my deep love for my country and the beauty I see.  When I go hunting I always like to see the colour in the trees, the light, the dark and the bush medicine plants growing on the sand hills.”
Michelle Pula Holmes
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Hunting, gathering and knowing where to dig for water is an important part of living and connecting with the land. “This is my country, my view of country” Anita Pula Bailey
61 x 30cm
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Beverly paints her mothers country, a country rich in bush tucker and bush medicine. 
My Mothers Country - Beverly Pula Luck
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“This is my mother’s country, we go hunting there for wild onions, goannas, echidnas and sugarbag honey in the trees. I like to hunt there, there’s water all year round. Even if it doesn’t look like there is, we follow the bird tracks to know where to dig and we find water.” Eileen Kemarre Bonney
Eileen has painted ‘Tijamburra’, her mother’s country.
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“This is my Fathers country” Selina Pula Teece
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Gorgeous new painting by Diane Kemarre Ross

My Fathers Country
61 x 30cm
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EDIE KEMARRE HOLMES - Edie depicts Antarrengeny, “when there has been no rain and the land shimmers like jewels. It is the open flat country, after a bushfire, when only the young grasses and the trees are growing and where there is good hunting.”
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