Jila - Painted Waters of the Great Sandy Desert

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Description A story about land ownership, artistic collaboration and the creation of a huge painting of great significance. The Ngurrara people know their desert country - it's where they grew up. But to claim their native title they need to show their knowledge and ownership of the land in a way that makes sense to them and visiting Native Title Tribunal. They decide to paint their country - on a massive scale. Seventy artists set to work on a specially made canvas measuring eight by ten metres.

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