APY Grandeur - FREGON (Kaltjiti Arts)
9 AM 5083/07
Angkuna Tjitayi Mai Mantjini - Collecting Bush Food 2007
Acrylic on Belgian linen 610 x 1016mm $1500
This painting shows a family group camping in the bush and collecting bush foods as they go. The country is
beautifully depicted through pattern (walka) and colours of the desert.
Angkuna draws on the rich tradition of Aboriginal culture, and connection to country, for the imagery in her
The desert landscape is a constant source of inspiration for artists. Spectacular and ancient landforms, images of
the bush, and vibrant colours, are reflected through artwork. This unique place is the Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara
Lands in the far north of South Australia.
'Walka’ is a distinctive style unique to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara region of South Australia. It is
the name artists give to imagery with emphasis on design. Characteristics of the ‘walka’ include patterning often
with repetition of shapes and a symmetrical composition.