Margaret Kamara Ross is from Ampilatwatja, the cultural heartland of theAlywarr nation, 4 hours north east of Alice Springs. The root of Ampilatwatja art is in the country. The finely dotted landscapes depict each artist’s own particular country or place they have custodianship over. These paintings are sacred paintings – they are not frivolously done. Whether they are beautiful landscapes or dreaming lines and roundels’ there is no difference, because it’s all about country.
The beauty of the landscapes comes from a close association with the land, being on it, sitting down on it. The painters’ artistic inspiration comes from nature, and their deep understanding of the earth they walk upon.
The artists of Ampilatwatja share with you a unique view of what is special to them through their art, offering a view into one of the world’s oldest living cultures.
© Artists of Ampilatwatja