Minyma Tjukurpa – Marlene Connolley


55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

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55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

Marlene Connolley

Marlene Connelly is an emerging artist from Kaltukatjara (Docker River). Marlene paints important ladies tjukurpa (dreaming) of the Kaltukatjara area about the travelling of the sisters through the ranges collecting bush tucker and desert flowers. This area is significant to the ladies of the Western Desert and is a meeting place for law and culture Рsenior women passing on their knowledge to the young women.

Minyma Tjukurrpa

The young women are travelling around the country near Kaltukarjara (Docker River) with the older ladies. They are learning many things about where to collect special grasses and flowers and other types of bush tucker.