Animating Country: Nora Abbott, Rhonda Sharpe, Doris Thomas, Joanne Wheeler

In a series of short films, artists from Mparntwe (Alice Springs) animate their paintings and soft-sculpture works to tell personal, historical and ancestral stories. Painters Nora Abbott, Joanne Wheeler and Doris Thomas, from Tangentyere Artists, create a series of enchanting scenes that share wisdom and experience, while Rhonda Sharpe, from Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, relates episodes from her life. Together, their ‘olden days’ stories activate memory, culture and Country.

Tarnanthi is presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia with Principal Partner BHP and support from the Government of South Australia


Image: Joanne Wheeler with her work in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in 2021, Courtesy the artist and Tangentyere Artists