2012 Kapi Warku (A hollow in a rock where the water collects)

1 - 26 May 2012

The community of Mimili is located within the red granite boulders of the Everard Ranges nearly 500 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs. The community is surrounded by many songlines; invisible ancient tracks that connect communities, following age old boundaries. The art centre takes its name from the maku (witchetty grub) found in the roots of the witchetty bush (Acacia Kempeana) - a significant songline for this area. Mimili Maku Art centre, established in 2004 and incorporated in 2010, supports many artists living traditionally on surrounding homelands, Sandy Bore, Perentie Bore and Blue Hills. Bush trips to country and important sites keep the Tjukurpa alive and pulsating across the canvas. The artists know how important these stories are and bear this responsibility with pride. The artists marks are collectively wild, brave and confident. Artists featured in the exhibition are Milatjari Pumani, Ngupulya Pumani, Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin, Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Willy Muntjanti Martin and Robert Fielding. - Hannah Grace, Mimil Maku Arts & Crafts