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WUMERA NANGAMAY - A SALT LAKE SERIES

Konstantina

June 13 - July 13 2024

WUMERA NANGAMAY - A SALT LAKE SERIES

Konstantina

June 13 - July 13 2024

Cooee Art Leven - 17 Thurlow St, Redfern, NSW 2016

ARTIST STATEMENT: 

Wumera Nangamay: A Salt Lake Series

Translation: to fly like a bird or a spear through the sky into dreaming (‘nanga’- sleep, ‘may’ - eye)


Our connection to Country embodies more than merely the physical realm; it also allows us to connect spiritually. It is this spirituality that is often spoken of in Western terms as ‘dreaming’. Growing up in an urban city, this complex spiritual understanding was very limited for me. It is only now, as an adult, a mother, and a woman living in regional Australia - without the clutter and noise of a city - that I have begun to understand and lean into this way of being and knowing.


One of the Gadigal songlines describes a physical and spiritual connection to a place other than our own Country, connects the Gadi to Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre). The great salt lake occupies 9,700 square kilometres of the desert and the wider basin area it sits within spans the intersection of South Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, and New South Wales.


I have long been fascinated with this place, well before I knew of the songline and its significance to my ancestors. This lake is arid, dried out, and overwhelmingly beautiful in its many states of living and being. The lake and its creeks, waterholes, and tributaries only flow after the great desert rains and have been cared for by Arabana custodians for tens of thousands of years.


There is also a very special Gadi story of the Garanga (Pelican) that follows breeding cycles between Warrane (Sydney) and Kati Thanda; it demonstrates a deep knowing of animal, spirit, people, and place. It is this wisdom of the cycles, this knowing of place that kicked off this series, a study of our great salt lakes, as seen by a bird soaring through the sky, dreaming of our big Countries.


ARTIST PROFILE

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #10

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #10

price

AU$12,800.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #5

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #5

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AU$8,200.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #12

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #12

price

AU$7,600.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #6

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #6

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AU$4,400.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #8

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #8

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AU$2,800.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #11

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #11

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AU$12,800.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #2

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #2

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AU$7,600.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #13

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #13

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AU$7,600.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #9

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #9

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AU$4,400.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #3

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #3

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AU$8,200.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #3

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #3

price

AU$7,600.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #1

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #1

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AU$4,400.00

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #7

KONSTANTINA (KATE CONSTANTINE) - WUMERA NANGAMAY - SALTPAN #7

price

AU$2,800.00

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