Exhibition: ‘Apmere Itelareme: Remembering Country’

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Shaun Angeles Penangke is an Arrernte and Kungarakan artist who grew up in Mparntwe in the Central Desert. He has lived in Canberra for two years and works with international museums to return cultural heritage material to indigenous communities.

The artworks are representations of Altyerre (Dreaming) stories depicting creation ancestors from his family’s country, Ayampe, located about 70 kilometres north of Mparntwe. The stories and sites were taught to Shaun in his early twenties by his late grandfather Patrick McMillan Perrurle as a young caretaker of his Country.

Using wood, acrylic paint and an assortment of feathers, Shaun has created tactile works with the intention of them being touched by the audience. He says, “When you touch these works, it is like you are touching my homeland. While shaping each individual piece of wood, it’s like I’m touching my Country again from thousands of kilometres away. My mind is back there, and I remember the beautiful moments I shared with my grandfather as a young man learning about our land”.

This series of works is titled ‘Apmere Itelareme: Remembering Country’.

Check out Shaun’s Instagram @itelareme_peace_project

Photo credit Sjonelle Hodgins – www.letmetellyouastory.com.au


November 25, 2022
January 15, 2023




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