MacDonnell Ranges by Peter Taylor Tjutjatja
Title: MacDonnell Ranges
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 125x99 cm
Artist: Peter Taylor Tjutjatja
This painting depicts the MacDonnell Ranges, which are of spiritual importance to the Arrernte people of Central Australia.
The Arrernte people refer to the MacDonnell ranges as their Caterpillar Dreaming. The ancestral caterpillars moved out from Emily Gap and formed the land by passing over the Range, creating the rivers, gorges and tracks.
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