Kalaya Tjina Emu Tracks

Alec Baker is a senior Yankunytjatjara artist who is a founding member of Iwantja Arts, the art centre in Indulkana in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia. He grew up in this Country living a traditional lifestyle. Kalaya Tjina (Emu Tracks) is a series of paintings each called Ngura, which means Country, campsite or place. He explains:

"I paint all the rocky hills and paint the Tjukurpa (ancestral story) of the woman near the rockholes, the women living nearby. I like to paint everything that makes that place. All the emu tracks coming and going across the country. That emu track is the story of that place. It is an important place, one of their sacred places."


Alec Baker
Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia
Iwantja Arts