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Rita Watson


  • Year


  • Medium

    Acrylic on canvas

  • Size

    61 x 61cm

This is a story about Irlupa, a site near Papulankatja in Western Australia, a place where Western Ngaayatjara and east earn Pitjantjatjara dielects diverge. This is Rita's father's ngurra (camp and country) where she spent 􀆟me as young person and is home to many important tjukurpa (dreaming) sites and stories and inma (songs) for Anangu in this area. Rita's uncle was travelling from Irlupa to Pita Pita and saw his little brother (Rita's father) born in a rockhole there. Rita paints the features of his camp such as tjukula (rockholes), kalyan kalyan (Honey grevilla plant), tjanpi (spinifex), Kampurarpa (Bush Tomatoes), Anangu (people), punu (trees) and wiltja (windbreaks) in an iconographic milpajunanyi (tradi􀆟onal sand drawing) style.

Exhibition Artist Rita Watson

  • Born

    1964, Warburton

  • Lives & Works


Rita Watson was born in 1964 in Warburton, a remote community in Western Australia. She is the daughter of renowned Irrunytju artist, Tjuruparu Watson.

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