Hugo Michell Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Pitjantjatjara woman, Nyunmiti Burton, Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters Songline). Nyunmiti Burton was born in Alice Springs, and grew up in Pukatja (Ernabella) where she now lives and works. In ‘Kungkarangkalpa’ Nyunmiti paints the Seven Sisters songline. Songlines have been a central feature of First Nations cultures for over 80,000 years. Songlines trace astronomy and geographical elements from ancient stories, carry laws and describe how these things have helped shape the landscape as it is now.
“I heard these stories from my father, mother and grandfathers. I think about the future of the country for the next generation. The Seven Sisters story has always been important for Aṉangu women and it is more important today than ever before. It is a story that celebrates women’s leadership.” – Nyunmiti Burton
Opening night: Thursday 25 August, 6 – 8pm.