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Mingkiri Tjukurpa (Mice Dreaming) 2011

Wawiriya Burton is a senior woman of Anangu law and culture, revered as a ngangkari (traditional healer). Her paintings depict Dreaming stories from her father’s country near Pipalyatjara, west of Amata, where she was born. With her daughters, she has painted Mingkiri Tjukurpa, a sacred story from Western Australia about the small female mice found in the desert. The mice are pregnant and after giving birth to many babies they must journey to the surrounding rock holes in search of food and water to feed their young. The dotted lines represent the mice tracks in the sand.

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Amata community is located in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands

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