Six monumental photographs capture the ephemeral act of Painting on Country with tutu (pigment), a material used ceremonially to paint on the land or the body. In the words of artist Keith Stevens:

We are making this work because we want to be sitting on our country so we can look after it. White-fellas are seeing all our work on canvas but we want people to see the places that really are this dreaming.

ARTISTS
Marita Baker
Angkaliya Eadie Curtis
Beryl Jimmy
Keith Stevens
Bernard Tjalkuri

detail: Beryl Jimmy, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1970, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Nyangatja Watarru, 2016, Fregon, South Australia, archival pigment print, 150.0 x 240.0 cm; Acquisition through TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art supported by BHP 2017, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Courtesy the artist and Tjungu Palya