Dispossessed from their lands in the 1950’s by the Maralinga Atomic tests and subsequently moved on to missions including Cundeelee and Warburton during the 1950’s and 1960’s, the Spinifex People have never lost contact with their land. In an attempt to recover their ancestral country, they began documenting family connections to waterholes and hunting grounds, and custodianship of ceremonial sites. Paintings showing these links formed part of their successful land title claim in 2001. The people have continued using their painting to reinforce their traditional culture and its deep roots into their homelands in the Great Victorian Desert. In association with the Spinifex Arts Project, this is the second Community exhibition at Japingka Gallery.
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