The Artists of Ampilatwatja community was established in 1999 near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

The work produced by the artists is recognisably distinct from other Aboriginal artistic communities, due to the application of fine dots and the often bright and figurative depiction of the land.

Featured artist, Lilly Kemarre Morton. Image credit Artists of Ampilatwatja

Featured Artist: Rosie Ngwarraye Ross

Rosie’s painting style demonstrates a deep connection to her country. Her bushes and wild medicine flowers are brightly painted onto the earth with an often bold palette.

Like many artists from Ampilatwatja, Rosie often omits the sky from her compositions, allowing the viewer’s eye to scan the landscape without a focal point. This presents two viewpoints of the country, both an aerial and frontal view, in the one composition.