Artist Angela Watson
Title Minyma Tjukurpa
Year 2022

Acrylic on linen

Dimensions 122 × 122 cm
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Angela Watson

Angela Watson was born in Warburton, in Western Australia. As a young child, Angela and her family relocated to Pipalyatjara, where she continues to live today.

Angela started her practice in the early 2000s, when the first Aboriginal art studios were set up in the western region of the APY Lands. Her artworks draw influence from tjukurpa (traditional stories), particularly those of Minyma Kutjara (Two Women Dreaming), an important story from her father’s Country, Irrunytju, which lies just over the border from Pipalyatjara in Western Australia.

Artist statement

This is a women’s Dreaming story about women travelling to a rockhole. Tjukula (rockholes) are important places to Anangu as they are a source of kapi (water) kuka (meat) and mai (bushfoods). They also play an important role in Dreaming stories, known as Tjukurpa.