18 – 29 April 2017
Various painters have developed this style of painting at Keringke Arts over a twenty-year period. The artist uses pattern, color, shape and design to create paintings that depict their sense of country, culture and self.
The shapes and designs may have features common to ancient rock art and petroglyph designs found throughout the traditional country of Eastern Arrernte. Other designs reflect sand and body painting designs. In its contemporary form these designs on the canvas, ceramics and object may not be attributed to any particular thing, but an expression of the artist.
Eastern Arrernte cultural identity includes a dreaming, a skin name, a place, as well as family name, language, and community. These things are not necessarily reflected in the design or outcome of each painting.
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