Mimili art at SAHMRI

17 Jun 2021
Mimili art at SAHMRI

SAHMRI was proud to exhibit the brilliant works of indigenous artist, Robert Fielding, as part of National Reconciliation Week.  

Mr Fielding lives in Mimili Community, in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, home to 300 Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people who have been living in the area for millennia. 

He has hosted national and international exhibitions and is renowned for his unique ability to combine strong cultural roots with contemporary perspectives. 

This latest series of works centres around the human body’s vital organs and explores the intricate connection between the internal health of individuals and the overall health of community.  

Mr Fielding says he chose to paint the lungs, brain and kidneys to highlight the literal and metaphorical significance of each organ. 

“It is very important that we as Anangu are aware of the sudden illnesses that affect our people, that can halt our breath in just a moment,” Fielding said. 

“These paintings show the lungs, brain and kidneys as part of our songlines, as part of our country, our culture.” 

For more information about how to purchase these pieces, please contact sarah.smith@sahmri.com

Pictured: Kapulpa, Ngukunypa, Liri artwork by Robery Fielding.