Tangentyere Artists

Nyinta Donald - Jesus was Born in Bethlehem


Artist's Statement:
This is part of the nativity story, when the shepherds went to see King Herod. They asked: “King, we are looking for the baby King!” And he was surprised... “there is no baby” King Herod said. Find out where he is and then I’ll go worship him... but he was lying.

Koskela is proud to present The Story Belonging to Us, new works from Tangentyere Artists and Yarrenyty Arltere, both Alice Springs-based Aboriginal-owned Art Centres. 

Resulting from a workshop at Tangentyere Artists in October 2018, these 20 ink paintings on paper depict town camp life, family time and the artists’ memories of country. Camp dogs, cowboys, bush picnics, roos and party chooks all come to life, presenting a powerful, positive story of home and place.

As Tangentyere Artists state: ‘Many wonderful stories arise out of the sometimes difficult conditions of the Town Camps for those who take the time to look and listen. And we are very pleased to be able to share them with you to show that Town Camp homes are important places in which real people live their lives, positive places, worthy of the respect that any person and their home deserves.’

Artist: Nyinta Donald 
Title: Jesus was Born in Bethlehem 

Dimensions: 30 x 30cm
Materials: Acrylic on Linen

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