Iyawi Wikilyiri (Australian, Aboriginal — Pitjantjatjara people near Ernabella, South Australia; b. 1943/1947): Ngura Ngarutjara, c. 2012. Acrylic on linen, 120 x 200 cm. Private Collection © Iyawi Wikilyiri. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

“The art of contemporary Indigenous Australians … is simultaneously connected to the past and engaged with the present … artists from the Western, Gibson and Great Sandy desert regions no longer only use traditional iconography or natural ochres. Their paintings today are also colourful, figurative or abstract, bold and sublime. Dreaming narratives of the Ancestors coexist with depictions of historical and contemporary events.” (© National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.)

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