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Helen Dale Samson


  • Year


  • Medium

    Acyrlic on Canvas

“All around is sandhills and lakes on every side. You can see the grass, but the lakes are all dry. In the middle is Puntawarri waterhole. That's the jila (snake) place, two jila. They nyupa (spouses), they darlings, man and woman. They sleeping near to Puntawarri. It's a hole in the ground- that jila will come out of the ground and all the dust will go everywhere. All the dust going everywhere, the dustthat flies up when the jila flies up out of its hole. The jila isn't in that place anymore. It's gone now but that jila used to stop there.”

Exhibition Artist Helen Dale Samson

  • Born

    1943, Jigalong

Helen Dale Samson is a Warnman woman and custodian of the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) region, where her family travelled during the pujiman (traditional, desert dwelling) era.

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