Six monumental photographs capture the ephemeral act of Painting on Country with tutu, pigment that is used, ceremonially, to paint on the land or the body.

‘We are making this work because we want to be sitting on our country so we can look after it. Whitefellas are seeing all our work on canvas but we want people to see the places that really are this dreaming.’ Keith Stevens

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

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