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A good mate who has lived in the Ngaanyatjarra lands for many years tipped the nod to me about this book from the residents of the aged care centre at Wanarn, near the borders of the Northern Territory and South Australia, and that covers a total area of 250,000 square kilometres.

I’ve ordered a couple of copies (one for me, one for whomever I choose) from the folks at the University of Western Australia Press (UWAP) and look forward to poring over my copy when it arrives in a week or so.

The blurb for Wanarn Painters of Place and Time states that the book is the:

… first of its kind – a collection of art work dedicated to end of life vision by indigenous Australian artists. The book explores the stories and transformative work created by artists residing in an aged care facility in Ngaanyatjarra country. The art of these older adults explores the Dreamings that continue to thrive in their country despite colonisation of the continent.

I’ll have more to say once I get a copy …