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Aboriginal Art From Central Australia

Unique paintings depicting bush medicine and desert landscapes

LATEST WORK

Bush Flowers by Lotoya Petrick

Bush Flowers

Lotoya Petrick

263
Bush Medicine Plants by Lucy Pula Luck

Bush Medicine Plants

Lucy Pula Luck

1,300
Bush Medicine Plants by Jessie Pula Luck

Bush Medicine Plants

Jessie Pula Luck

963
My Grandmothers Country-Elizabeth Ngwarra Bonney by Elizabeth Ngwarraye  Bonney

My Grandmothers Country-Elizabeth Ngwarra Bonney

Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney

6,690
Bush Medicine Plants by Rosemary Ngwarraye Turner

Bush Medicine Plants

Rosemary Ngwarraye Turner

278
My Country - Michelle Pula Holmes by Michelle Pula Holmes

My Country – Michelle Pula Holmes

Michelle Pula Holmes

1,280
My Grandmothers Country-Elizabeth Ngwarra Bonney by Elizabeth Ngwarraye  Bonney

My Grandmothers Country-Elizabeth Ngwarra Bonney

Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney

6,690
Summer Bush Tucker by Dakota Petrick

Summer Bush Tucker

Dakota Petrick

447
Antarrengeny - Edie Kemarre Holmes by Edie Kemarre Holmes

Antarrengeny – Edie Kemarre Holmes

Edie Kemarre Holmes

310
My Country - Michelle Pula Holmes by Michelle Pula Holmes

My Country – Michelle Pula Holmes

Michelle Pula Holmes

2,935
View Of Country by Lacardia Morton

View Of Country

Lacardia Morton

670
Bush Flowers by Annalisa Ross

Bush Flowers

Annalisa Ross

263
in progress by Jacinta Pula Morrison

in progress

Jacinta Pula Morrison

278
Bush Medicine Plants by Rosemary Ngwarraye Turner

Bush Medicine Plants

Rosemary Ngwarraye Turner

278
Bush Tucker - Maisie Petyarre Bundey;- by Maisie Petyarre Bundey

Bush Tucker – Maisie Petyarre Bundey;-

Maisie Petyarre Bundey

1,300
Bush Tucker - Maisie Petyarre Bundey;- by Maisie Petyarre Bundey

Bush Tucker – Maisie Petyarre Bundey;-

Maisie Petyarre Bundey

788
View Of Country by Juliet Ngwarraye Morton

View Of Country

Juliet Ngwarraye Morton

278
Antarrengeny - Edie Kemarre Holmes by Edie Kemarre Holmes

Antarrengeny – Edie Kemarre Holmes

Edie Kemarre Holmes

1,910
My Grandmothers Country-Elizabeth Ngwarra Bonney by Elizabeth Ngwarraye  Bonney

My Grandmothers Country-Elizabeth Ngwarra Bonney

Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney

2,380
My Grandmothers Country-Elizabeth Ngwarra Bonney by Elizabeth Ngwarraye  Bonney

My Grandmothers Country-Elizabeth Ngwarra Bonney

Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney

3,510
Bush Medicine Plants by Joyrene Ngwarraye Holmes

Bush Medicine Plants

Joyrene Ngwarraye Holmes

1,595
My Country - Diane Kemarre Ross by Diane Kemarre Ross

My Country – Diane Kemarre Ross

Diane Kemarre Ross

908
Bush Flowers by Sevania Kemarre Bonney

Bush Flowers

Sevania Kemarre Bonney

942
View Of Country by Juliet Ngwarraye Morton

View Of Country

Juliet Ngwarraye Morton

278
Bush Medicine Plants by Lucy Pula Luck

Bush Medicine Plants

Lucy Pula Luck

788
Bush Medicine Plants by Nancy Frank

Bush Medicine Plants

Nancy Frank

1,595
Bush Medicine Plants by Sevania Kemarre Bonney

Bush Medicine Plants

Sevania Kemarre Bonney

1,600
Bush Flowers by Bettrina Pula Bundey

Bush Flowers

Bettrina Pula Bundey

1,435
Bush Flowers by Joanna Potter

Bush Flowers

Joanna Potter

447
Bush Medicine Plants by Daisy Kemarre Turner

Bush Medicine Plants

Daisy Kemarre Turner

1,300
My Grandmothers Country-Elizabeth Ngwarra Bonney by Elizabeth Ngwarraye  Bonney

My Grandmothers Country-Elizabeth Ngwarra Bonney

Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney

1,910
My Country - Alana Ngwarraye Holmes by Alana Ngwarraye Holmes

My Country – Alana Ngwarraye Holmes

Alana Ngwarraye Holmes

788
Apernelheyel by Donald Kemarre Thompson

Apernelheyel

Donald Kemarre Thompson

250
View Of Country by Alec  Pula Lewis

View Of Country

Alec Pula Lewis

942
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OUR ART CENTRE

The Artists of Ampilatwatja community was established in 1999, 325km north east of Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in the Northern Territory. Ampilatwatja lies on Aherrenge country, the land of the Alyawarre people.

The work produced by our artists is unique and recognisably distinct from other Aboriginal artistic communities. The paintings pay homage to the significance and use of traditional bush medicine, allowing an insight into our community. We depict the traditional knowledge of dreaming and country through the translation of waterholes and soaks, bush medicines, mountains and sand hills.

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MEET ROSIE KEMARRE MORTON

Rosie has very strong ties to country, she was born in country, with no walls around her. She grew up in mother’s country. Rosie’s father was working fencing the boundaries of Amaroo station.

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Wow!  Kathleen has been inspired by all the wonderful wild flowers that have appeared in the desert sandhills after the rain.  We have just uploaded this beauty along with other unique and original paintings to our website.  Take a peek - link in bio.
My Fathers Country - Kathleen Nanima Rambler
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#paintings #aboriginalart #wildflowers #dogs #aboriginalartcentres #australianartists #australianartist #womenwhopaint #kathleennanimarambler #myfatherscountry #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia
Maisie was one of the original Batik painters of Utopia. 

Growing up on Utopia Station, her family worked at the station.  Her father was a stockman and worked with horses and cattle. She loved the life and growing up at the cattle station with her family.

📷MAISIE PETYARRE BUNDEY
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#maisiepetyarrebundey #aboriginalart #painting #utopia #batikmovement #colour #centralaustralia #desert #northernterritoryaustralia
Kathleen is a focused artist who produces  intricately detailed ‘other worldly’ paintings.

The work produced by the Artists of Ampilatwatja is unique and recognisably distinct from other Aboriginal artistic communities. The paintings pay homage to the significance and use of traditional bush medicine, allowing an insight into our community. 

Visit our website for more info.

MY FATHERS COUNTRY – KATHLEEN NANIMA RAMBLER
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#uniqueart #painting #aboriginalart #remoteartcentre #womenwhopaint #artistsoninstagram #australianartists #desert #alyawarrcountry #kathleennanimarambler #northerterritory
Desert rain 🌧️ 🌧️🌧️predicted tomorrow!
The sandhills are abundant with flowers, grasses and bush medicine plants after the rains making it a great time to gather Arrwelth (Parakeelya flowers), Alekw (Acacia plants), Aywert (Spinifex grass) and  paint.
BUSH MEDICINE PLANTS - Sandra Pula Teece
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#bushmedicine #desertrain #aboriginalart #australianartists #womenwhopaint #painting #parakeelya #acacia #spinifex #alywarrecountry #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia
Our art centre is a hive of busy activity - NIAF is Back! Join us at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney this June 29 - 30.

The Artists of Ampilatwatja will be joining the Annual National Indigenous Art Fair in Sydney at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, Sydney. Celebrating First Nations art, design and Culture. 

For more information and updates visit @nationalindigenousartfair 

📸MY GRANDMOTHERS COUNTRY-ELIZABETH NGWARRA BONNEY
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#australianart #indigenousart #artfair #niaf #painting #womenwhopaint #ampilatwatja #desert #remoteartcentre #elizabethngwarrayebonney #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia #sydney
And that’s a wrap!  All the artists at Ampilatwatja want to give a warm hearted thanks to @peta.west.artist and @skylla_clothing for visiting our art centre, the workshops have been amazing!
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#artistworkshops #linoprinting #fabricdyeing #painting #aboriginalartists #australianartists #womenwhopaint #artistsoninstagram #artistsofampilatwatja
Elizabeth still hunts her Grandmothers country for goanna, bush medicine and yams.

“I hunt all year round, hunting and walking through the country makes me happy.  When I look at the distant hills I can feel my grandmother.  Bush flowers are everywhere”. MY GRANDMOTHERS COUNTRY-ELIZABETH NGWARRA BONNEY
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#landscapepainting #aboriginalart #australianartist #interior #desert #northernterritory #womenwhopaint #womenwhohunt #elizabethngwarrayebonney
The week that was!  Five days of drawing, carving, rolling, printing, dyeing, cutting, painting, countless cups of tea and kangaroo tails and more to come next week.  Big thanks 🙏🏽 to the workshop gals @skylla_clothing @peta.west.artist 
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#artworkshop #aboriginalartist #linoprint #painting #centralaustralia #artcentre #desert #ampilatwatja #alyawarrecountry #northernterritoryaustralia
MY COUNTRY – ALANA NGWARRAYE HOLMES

Alana loves to paint her country after the big rain when the ground may seem dry but the flowers and trees are green and growing strong. 
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#rain #bushflowers #trees #aboriginalart #australianlandscapeartist #desert #ethicalart #indigenousartcode #alyawarrecountry #alanangwarrayeholmes #northernterritoryaustralia
Shaunita is one of our latest younger artists to join Artists of Ampilatwatja, we think her paintings are great! 
SHAUNITA KEMARRE ROSS
Visit the website for more info.
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#painting #art #aboriginalart #artistsofinstagram #bushflowers #desertlandscape #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia
The sun was shining brightly for our first day of workshops!  Everyone at the art centre is enjoying learning how to lino print  with @peta.west.artist and  dyeing and stitching with Julia @skylla_clothing.
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#workshops #linoprinting #fabricdyeing #stitching #learning #creating #centralaustralia #ampilatwatja #northernterritoryaustralia
The detail in this painting is exquisite!  Kindy has captured the desert sandhills after sweet rain, when all the world turns green. 
Did you know that we ship ✈️🌎our paintings worldwide?  All paintings are sold unstretched, rolled and packaged securely for a safe arrival. 
Country Is Irrultja - Kindy Kemarre Ross

Visit our website for details (link in bio)
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#kindykemarreross #desertrain #green #paintings #aboriginalart #womenwhopaint #australianartist #landscapepainting #shipworldwide #australianart #bushmedicines #wildflowers #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia
When Jessie Pula Luck finishes a painting everyone smiles, her artworks are full of joy!
Visit our newly updated website (link in bio) to see a selection of wonderful paintings by Jessie.
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#joyfulart #jessiepulaluck #australianartist #aboriginalart #womenwhopaint #australianlandscapepainting #desert #bushmedicineplants #wildflowers #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia #indigenousart
Julianne paints the most exquisite landscapes, her painting’s are inspired by her Mother’s stories of the old days, walking and living on their land, and also of her own experience of life out here in Alyawarr country.
MY COUNTRY AND BUSH MEDICINE PLANTS – JULIEANNE NGWARRAYE MORTON
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#alyawarrcountry #julieannengwarrayemorton #australianartist #womenwhopaint #aboriginalart #motherdaughter #bushmedicine #australianlandscapepainting #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia
Our updated website has just gone live!!!! Take a peek, ‘My Father’s Country’ by Rita Pitjara Beasley is just one of the amazing artworks recently uploaded, all the artists have been busy.
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#paintings #aborignalartwork #website #artwork #interiors #authenticaboriginalart #womenwhopaint #ampilatwatja#centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia #ritapitjarabeasley
We really enjoyed painting together at the workshop and learning new ways.
📸 L-R  Taralyn, Elizabeth, Denise, Kathleen
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#painting #colour #markmaking #nature #bushflowers #bushmedicine #paintingworkshop #aboriginalartists #womenwhopaint #ampilatwatja #desert #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia
Painting workshop today, all of us painting together.
Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney, Taralyn Morton Pitjara, Kathleen Nanima Rambler.
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#painting #bigbrush #colour #wildflowers #bushmedicineplants #paintingworkshop #wirkonpaper#aboriginalartist #womenwhopaint #artwork #ampilatwatja #centralaustralia #desert #northernterritoryaustralia
Zoom, zoom meeting with @peta.west.artist & Julia @skylla_clothing getting organised for our artist workshops in May. 
L-R Kathleen Nanima Rambler, Rosie Kemarre Ross, Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney, Denise Ngwarraye Bonney, @meagan.jacobs.art, Kindy Kemarre Ross and Wilma Ngala Ross
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#aboriginalart #artcentre #paintingstudio #artistworkshops #linoprinting #dyeing #collage #desert #ampilatwatja #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia #petawest #skylla
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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#painting #aboriginalart #colour #australianartist #womanwhopaint #centralaustralia #desert #ampilatwatja #kathleennanimarambler
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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#australianart #painting #landscapeart #colour #desertpainting #wildflowers #aboriginalartists #centralaustralia #levinapitjaramorton #ampilatwatja #northernterritoryaustralia #australianartist
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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#aboriginalart #painting #dotbydot #australianartist #womenwhopaint #desert #artistsoninstagram #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia #kindykemarreross #becreative
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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#aboriginalart #painting #hunting #wildflowers #bushmedicine #australianartist #interior #desert #ampilatwatja #centralaustralia #northernterritoryaustralia #michellepulaholmes
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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#aboriginalart #australianartist #landscapeartist #painting #kathleennanimarambler #ampilatwatja#northernterritoryaustralia #australianartist #artistsofinstagram
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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#painting #aboriginalart #desertpainting #australianlandscapepainting #artistsofinstagram #ampilatwatja #northerterritoryaustralia #lulupitjarateece #australianartist
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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#antarrengeny #painting #aboriginalartists #collectart #australianlandscapepaintings #ediekemarreholmes #desert #interior #ampilatwatja #northernterritoryaustralia
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.
Visit our website for details - link in bio
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#aboriginalart #centralaustralia #bushmedicine #unique #paintings #australianartist #joyrenengwarrayeholmes #ampilatwatja #northernterritoryaustralia
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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#ravenswood #rawartprize2024 #painting #womenwhopaint #womensceremony #bushmedicine #desert #northernterritoryaustralia #artistsofampilatwatja #colleenngwarrayemorton
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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#australianartist #kathleennanimarambler #aboriginalart #paintings #collectart #interiors #desert #rain #wildflowers #bushmedicine #artistsofampilatwatja
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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#australianlandscapeartist #contemporarylandscapepainting #aboriginalartist #painting #womenwhopaint #collectart #interior #artistsofampilatwatja #northernterritoryaustralia
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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#julieannengwarrayemorton #painting #mycountry #bushmedicine #interior #desert #indigenousart #artistsofampilatwatja #northernterritoryaustralia
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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#theresangwarrayemorton #painting #aboriginalartcentres #australianartist #artwork #bushflowers #bushmedicine #desert #northernterritoryaustralia #artistsofampilatwatja #womenwhopaint
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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#paintings #smallartworks #landscapelovers #bushflowers #indigenousart #desert  #northernterritoryaustralia #artistsofampilatwatja #australianartists
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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#australianartist #painting #wildflowers #aboriginalart #myfatherscountry #northernterritoryaustralia #artistsofampilatwatja #kathleennanimarambler #collectart #interiors
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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#northernterritoryaustralia #painting #aboriginalart #bushmedicine #wildflowers #desert #collectart #australianartist #kindykemarreross #ampilatwatja
After the rain…….My Country by Alana Ngwarraye Holmes
51 x 51cm
Details on website
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#painting #aboriginalart #aftertherain #australianartist #womenwhopaint #desert #interior #artistsoninstagram #alanangwarrayeholmes #northernterritoryaustralia #artistsofampilatwatja
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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#painting #australianartists #bushmedicine #bushflowers #desert #australianlandscapeartists #aboriginalart #indigenousart #northernterritoryaustralia #jessiepulaluck #artistsofampilatwatja
The country is bursting with every shade of green after the recent rains. 
MY FATHERS SEED DREAMING – LULU TEECE
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#rain #desert #artist #luluteece #indigenous #painting #collectart #aboriginalart #northernterritoryaustralia
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
Link in bio
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#australianlandscapepainting #indigenousartist #painting #australianartist #womenwhopaint #desert #collectart #artcentre #ampilatwatja #nt #selinapulateece
Heather paints the changing seasons of the surrounding landscapes of Ampilatwatja. 

For more details visit our website
Link in bio
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#australianlandscapeartist #painting #aboriginalartist #artistsofampilatwatja #heatherpitjaracorbett #landscapepainting #collectart #interior
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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#painting #aboriginalart #desertrain #centralaustralia #australianartist #artoninstagram #collectart #alanangwarrayeholmes #artistsofampilatwatja
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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#australianlandscapepainting #australianartists #aboriginalart #desert #artistsoninstagram #painting #interior #collectart #ampilatwatja #wilmangalaross