Minyma Tjukurla – Sheila Giles

$650.00

55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

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55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

Sheila Giles

Sheila’s family traditionally hunted around the Papunya area. Her father was Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri, one of the founding members of Papunya Tula Artists. She lived in Docker River before moving to Tjukurla in the 1980’s with her family, when it became an outstation of Docker River. Sheila is a skilled painter, basket weaver and purnu (wooden artifacts) carver. She is a strong Ngaanyatjarra woman, with extensive knowledge of her country and the many Tjukurrpa stories from these lands.

Minyma Tjukurla

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