My Country is Irrultja - Kindy Kemarre Ross by Kindy Kemarre Ross

My Country is Irrultja – Kindy Kemarre Ross

The community of Ampilatwatja made a conscious decision not to paint ‘altyerr’ dreaming stories. The artists paint their country where those stories sit. 

Kindy has painted her country. 

“My country is called Irrultja, it’s past the hill and the dried up creek from here. It’s a nice place. It’s my Dad’s country too, and my Mum’s country is here in Ampilatwatja.

When i go to see my country we always go to gather bush medicine. We always climb up the hill that’s in the South, we always go there. We like to look out over the land and there are lots of flowers and bush medicine up there. I love my countryside. I see the nice flowers and gather bush medicine  for me and my family.

I like to paint a mix of wild flowers 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 country side. “ – Kindy