Ned Grant (b.Circa 1941)
Ned Grant weaves the wata (root systems) from the Ngalta (desert kurrajong), Katiya (western myall) and kukara (sheoak) through the vast country they inhabit, making them reach across the significant sites, linking the landscape together and giving the flora the powerful presence it commands. These trees are all part of the spiritual fabric that permeates the environment that Ned Grant depicts, a landscape formed by the first beings as they traversed it, leaving indelible physical reminders of
their power and presence.

In this composition, Ned places the sites holding the Tjintir-Tjintirpa Tjukurpa (Willy Wagtail Creation Line) a religious narrative that follows the unfolding events of Minyma Tjintir-Tjintirpa (Willy Wagtail Woman), whose name is Yina, as she
traverses the surrounding terrain, leaving behind the drama in the physical realm at the sites of Yawarnya, Munyul and Kukaratjara. Then further still in country connected by the flora Ned depicts, the sites of Tjutalatjara, Apalinya, Miratipi and

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acrylic on linen
200 x 137 cm
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