Ngura (Country)

Ngura (Country)

Peter Mungkuri (Highly Commended)

Trees are a symbol of Anangu culture – the punu (tree) is where our culture starts. Kulata (spears), miru (spear-throwers), piti (bowls), nula-nula (hunting sticks), wana (digging sticks) – all of our traditional tools, they all come from trees. I’ve painted my country and all the different types of trees there.
This is beautiful country – we protect our country, we look after it. The tjilpis (senior men) like me teach the younger people everything about looking after country, how to make spears the traditional way, how to protect culture.

152cm x 122cm 

Ink and Acrylic on Linen

Peter Mungkuri (Highly Commended)

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Gallery: Iwantja Arts