Important that we look after dream and countryside, that’s why [I’m] drawing it, on country, Tjukurpa, in canvas.
Palaya, I like a colour, you know. Nice one, Walya, Walya, good colour.
My Tjukurpa is strong. That’s why I [am] keeping it in singing.
The story that I paint is Marrapinti. It is a sacred woman’s place that is my Ngurra (Country); it is a very important place for my people. I like to have colours that are close but are a little bit different. When you look at the canvas you can see movement, I like the way it changes over the canvas. I like to make my paintings slowly, every dot slowly and carefully. When I paint I’m thinking about my Country and my family, it is very relaxing for me and makes me feel good. Palya.
— Mantua Nangala, 2021