Kata Tjuta (2007)
This painting by Vincent Forrester is part of the “Two Boys Dreaming”. The story of Ulay Kutitja is of two boys who travelled the Milky Way with the seven sisters and formed Uluru and Kata Tjuta. This work is Kata Tjuta, part of that story.
Growing up as a stockman and station hand, Vincent came to know his country intimately. His grandfather’s showed him the landscape and told him the stories, associated with his country and Alice Springs, where he became the Aboriginal historian of the area. His grandmother’s showed him bush foods and bush medicine for both Luritja and Aranda country. It was in his teens when working as a cattleman, that the tourism industry was in its infancy and Vincent began working as a tour guide. He later became a very popular guide at Kings Canyon, a ranger at Uluru/Kata Juta National Park and later a specialist guide at Alice Springs Desert Park.