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Uluru and Kata Tjuta (2007)

Artist: Vincent Forrester

Region: Central Desert

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 91 x 152 cm
(Artwork can be rotated)

Catalogue Number: 13326VF

Status: SOLD


In this magnificent work of ochre yellow against a dark brown background, Vincent makes use of mixing ochres with his paints, giving this work a simple but haunting impact of an aerial view of country. For those who have visited this area, the painting like the region, hold its own mystery and meaning.

The area represented in this painting combines Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Kata Tjuta is traditionally a men’s area because of the initiation ceremonies. These ceremonies are of a secret and sacred nature and very few details are given to outsiders. These rites are known as “Men’s business” and usually take place in the summer months.

This area is where Vincent underwent his own initiation and became a Man of his Tribe.

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.


Vincent Forrester

Region: Mutitjulu, Central Australia

A Luritja/Aranda man born in Alice Springs, Vincent Forrester is well known and respected as an artist, activist and community leader…

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