An image of Kalkatja

Beryl Jimmy

(Australia 01 Jan 1970 – )

Community
Kanpi, Southern desert region
Language group
Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region

Imitjala Pollard

(Australia 01 Jan 1963 – )

Community
Kanpi, Southern desert region
Language group
Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region

Anne Dixon

(Australia 1965 – )

Language group
Pitjantjatjara, Southern desert region

Kalkatja

Location
Yiribana Gallery
Further information

The sisters Beryl Jimmy, Imitjala Pollard and Anne Dixon paint collaboratively as the Watarru Collective. Their work is inspired by a deep connection to country and is evidence of their immense knowledge of food and water sources that are vital for survival in the dynamic desert environment that is their home. In Kalkatja 2013 they provide a beautiful depiction of the vast landscape and natural resources surrounding the remote community of Watarru, in the Southern Desert region. A particular focus within the work is a serpent being that resides in a rockhole at Kalkatja. The work also shows the rocky country that surrounds this rockhole, as well as the large fig tree and wild tobacco plant that are found there.

Place of origin
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, South Australia, Australia
Cultural origin
Watarru
Year
2013
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Dimensions
199.8 x 118.3 x 3 cm
Credit
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2014
Accession number
14.2014
Copyright
© Beryl Jimmy, Imitjala Pollard, Anne Dixon. Licensed by Copyright Agency