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Ant Hills

Tatum Rivers-Purdie


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    Natural ochres on canvas

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Tatum started painting the ant hills as its a big part of the Kimberly region but it also has alot of meaning to her and her family; her ancestors were placed in anthills when they passed away.
Her Jaru family believe ant hills are for healing, you get rubbed down with the ant hill, and after you wash it off you feel refreshed, it takes away sickness and bad luck.

Tatum Rivers-Purdie

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Tatum grew up with her parents Madeline Purdie and Morris Morgan, a Balangara leader from Oombulgurri area. Tatum is the granddaughter of Warmun artist Shirley Purdie and great granddaughter of the late Madigan Thomas.

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