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Aboriginal Painting - My Country

Aboriginal Painting - My Country

Stephen Petyarre Pitjara

SKU:Cat. n. SP 113

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Aboriginal Painting Title: My Country
Aboriginal Artist: Stephen Petyarre Pitjara
Size: 50 x 50 cm unframed
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

COA and pictures of the artist holding and signing their work will be provided.


For Aboriginal people, country does not just mean the creeks, rock outcrops, hills, and waterholes. Country includes all living things. It incorporates people, plants, and animals. It embraces the seasons, stories, and creation spirits. country is both a place of belonging and a way of believing.

Through our travels, we have sustained and celebrated our knowledge of our country. It is an experience vividly expressed in our traditional songs, stories, dance, and art. The cultures encompass many different responses to history and homelands. And they include traditions both old and new.

Aboriginal cultures have many faces and a multitude of voices. Every stretch of the country possesses its own creation ancestors, sacred places, languages, ceremonies, totems, art, clan groupings, and law.

There are desert people like us as well as saltwater people, people of the stone country, and people of the islands. Many people live in town but still call these places home.

For all this phenomenal diversity there remain similarities. Among different clan groups, there are mutual responsibilities and common values. These links have been maintained through generations of working together on trade routes, ceremonial sites, and the dreaming tracks that cross borders - and the continent itself.

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