New Works


18-909 – Miriam Atkins


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Miriam Atkins

76 x 46 cm: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2018


“Parlu, it’s a big hill. That’s the Country down Katjarra way. I been there for my determination. Different colours there- when the sun goes down in Katjarra that hill will be turning really dark orange, really nice colour.”

– Miriam Atkins

This painting portrays physical elements of Martu Country, such as the dominant tali (sandhills), warta (trees, vegetation), and water sources. Rock holes, waterholes, soaks and springs were all extremely important sites for Martu people during the pujiman (nomadic bush) era, with many important jukurrpa (dreamtime stories) chronicling the creation of these landmarks. In the past the Martu lived nomadically, moving from water source to water source, and hunting and gathering bush tucker as they went. They would traverse very large distances annually, visiting specific areas in the dry and wet season depending on the availability of water. As they travelled and hunted they would also burn areas of country creating a larger diversity of plant and animal life.

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