Selina Kulitja - The Two Women
Artist: Selina Kulitja
Title: The Two Women
Cat No: x2175
Size: 30 x 30 cm
Acrylic on linen. Stretched and ready to hang.
Minyma Kutjara, the Two Women, travelled Selina's lands during the creation period, hunting and adventuring along the way and forming many aspects of the landscape. They also left behind information still used today about the important rituals and work of women.
The artist has painted what is like a map that only she and other people of this country can read. Coded in the landscape and in the Creation or Law stories is the information needed to hunt and survive. Dot paintings like this one are a contemporary way of continuing to celebrate and teach through the Tjukurpa.
Date of birth: 1972-03-29
Community: Docker River, NTSelina Kulitja is minyma Anangu, an Aboriginal woman from the Central Desert area of Australia. Her mother, senior artist, Nyinku Kulitja taught her how to paint. Selina began carving in the 1990s. She began painting with Maruku in 2008 and was elected chair person in 2018. Selina is a strong ambassador for Maruku bringing her people's art and culture to the wider world through workshops and exhibitions.