Beryl Jimmy

Nyangatja Watarru

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synthetic polymer on linen
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Nyangatja Watarru is about a special place called Watarru [in South Australia]. Watarru is my home. Anangu tjuta (people) are moving around, between waterholes and creeks, looking for food. They search in the daytime, walking slowly and patiently around my country, trusting that they will find something to bring back to the children who are waiting at camp.

When the water dries up at one place, they move on to the next waterhole. If there’s no water, they keep walking until they find something. Knowing where to find the water is special knowledge.

Beryl Jimmy, 2017