This print shows the artist's Tjukurrpa, the Tali Tali Dreaming. It refers to the vast and desolate sandhills of her country near Taalalpi, which is located beyond the Kintore/Kiwikurra Road near the Western Australian-Northern Territory border. This is the Country where her father and mother used to travel by foot when she was a young girl. The place is still of great spiritual significance to Alice and her father's family as it contains both personal and tribal law to which Alice relates in her work. Water has collected in between the sandhills, providing sustenance for her porcupine. The tjikamamta (porcupine) is Alice's own personal tjukurrpa (dreaming). She returned to her Country for a visit in late 2005.
Tali Tali – Sandhills
is one of 51 works selected as finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award. Printed by Basil Hall Editions.