Mai Putitja - Bush Food, 2002
- Screenprint on fine art paper
- 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Rita Rolley is from Fregon on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara Lands in the far north-west of South Australia and brings to her artwork a strong connection with her traditional heritage. Rita’s sense of place and independent personality shine through in her artworks which have a contemporary edge created through the use of colour and form while incorporating traditional cultural aspects.
Rita works across many artistic mediums including painting, prints, wood carving as well as Tjanpi weaving. Rita’s Tjanpi baskets and sculptures embody whimsy, humour and a unique creativity.
Kaltjiti Arts and Crafts is a community based, Aboriginal art centre in the remote community of Fregon in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia. The heart of the small community is the art centre which is a place of inspiration, dynamism and a cultural focal point.
Through their artworks, elders and senior artists teach younger generations about important cultural traditions and stories, passing on knowledge that has come to them from their ancestors.
Katjiti Arts is known as an art centre with diversity of aesthetic and a depth of talent. Senior male artists Witjiti George and Taylor Copper are joined by senior women, Manitjanu Lennon, Imitjala Curley, Matjangka Norris and Kathy Maringka, all exploring Tjukurpa of the region. Senior artists enjoy the opportunity of working together on collaborative major works, which are also used to teach younger generations skills in painting technique and story telling. It is this commitment to Tjukurpa and traditional painting technique which has allowed Kaltjiti Arts to establish a reputation as being an art centres of that creates artworks of the highest quality, which are also rich in cultural integrity.
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