Janice Stanley Pantu – Salt Lake, 2024 Ernabella Arts

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 120 x 120 cm ID: #186-24
Price: $3900

    About this artwork

    A very significant tjurkurpa (story) to Anangu is Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters) which is an extensive creation story relating to the Pleiades constellation. The story traverses Australia taking different forms, and local women are privy to the part of the story which takes place in the country near Ernabella.

    In her paintings Janice is depicting a salt-lake near Attila (Mt Connor) a landmark in the Seven Sisters story. This story has been passed down to her by senior artist and aunt Renita Stanley. In this part of the story the sisters are walking and traveling south through this country. The Salt Lake that is a part of this arid county comes alive after rain. As the kapi (water) moves across the land it transforms the colour and light on the land and Janice is painting this change and movement.

    About Janice Stanley

    Third generation Ernabella artist, Janice is an emerging painter and ceramicist with a promising art career ahead. Her grandmother is a founding artist and traditional healer Tjariya Stanley and her aunts are senior artists, Alison Milyika Carroll and Renita Stanley. She has two children of her own. In 2020 she exhibited in Nganampa ngura-nguru nyurampa ngurakutu (From our place to your place) at Aboriginal Signature in Brussels, as well as several national exhibitions. She has been exhibited around Australia and internationally and her work is in the collection of the Australian Embassy in Zagreb.