Elaine Lane - Zip bag

Elaine Lane - Zip bag

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This vibrant Australian Made cotton zip bag features artwork by Elaine Lane from Papulankutja Artists located at Blackstone, Western Australia.

This story represents two arrogant men who were best friends, powerful magicians and tricksters who came to Lands from far away to the west. When they reached the Blackstone Range they argued about which way to go around. One went around the southside and the other the northside. At the end of the range they saw each other from a distance but di not recognise each other. Or it might have been that they were just pretending. The name Papulankutja is Ngaanyatjarra for 'stare without recognising each other'.

Papulankutja Artists evolved out of the Women’s Centre where painting had been encouraged as an activity for both men and women since the mid 1980s.  With the Aboriginal art market taking off it became necessary to establish a legal framework to protect the artists and their entitilements. Papulankutja Artists was born in 2003 and a year later registered as an Aboriginal Corporation with the members governing the art centre. After five year struggling to find a home Papulankutja Artists moved into a purpose built art centre in 2009. The art centre also works with artists in Mantamaru (Jameson), a community 75kms to the west. Papulankutja Artists is a community-based, not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation governed by a committee of elected members.

Elaine Wanatjura Lane was a bush baby, born in 1940 in the traditional way, close to a rock hole. She is a senior artist from the Papulankutja (Blackstone) community who paints with Warakurna Artists through the Wanarn Tjilpi and Pampa Painting Program.

Her paintings are vibrant and diverse, reflecting her unique style and connection to country. Elaine draws from the Ngaanyatjarra lands of Papulankutja country, depicting sacred sites and natural landscapes. This is the story of two men who were best friends and powerful magicians.

Each zip bag is a little unique as print placement varies (front and back) and may vary from image shown.

Cotton Zip Bag
Dimensions: 21cm x 12cm
Made in Australia

Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.