MINYMA TJUTAKU TJUKURPA – WOMEN'S STORIES: Stories from Mimili Maku
Short St Gallery is proud to present a special exhibition of new paintings from the ‘minyma’ (senior women) of Mimili Maku Arts. Many of the artist paint Antara – an important women's ceremonial site near Mimili community – and its significant Maku (witchetty grub) Tjukurpa. Each minyma (woman) brings her own unique approach and distinct visual language to interpreting Antara country. Here, painting is also a vehicle for paying tribute to elders past - remembering and honouring the women who taught them as young girls. Mimili women proudly continue this tradition, sharing their immense knowledge with daughters, grand daughters and nieces every day in their community. The paintings reflect the beauty and deep knowledge of the artists represented including, Betty Pumani, Puna Yanima, Ngupulya Pumani, Tuppy Goodwin, and many more. Opens Thursday June 29.