This is a painting of Tali Tjuta (many sandhills) in the area of the artist's ngurra (country or camp). This is a sacred area where minyma (women) perform inma (women's ceremonies involving dancing and singing). This painting takes an an aerial view of the landscape.
About the Artist
Judy Miller was born in 1964 in Amata, a remote community in South Australia. Her mother is Molly Nampitjin Miller, the founding director of Ninuku Arts Centre. During the 1970’s and the “Homeland Movement”, the family moved to Pipalyatjara before moving to Kalka. Today, Judy continues to live in Kalka with her family.
Like many other Anangu women, Judy has learnt skills in ‘punu’ (wood carving and burning) and ‘tjanpi’ (grass weaving), where she has proven to be extremely proficient. Her painting often depicts designs associated with ‘Kungkarrakalpa Tjukurpa’ (the Seven Sisters Dreamtime story) and passing on bush tucker knowledge. Judy is an extremely dedicated artist, and key member of Ninuku Arts Centre where she also works alongside the manager as both a retail assistant and arts worker.