One Law One Land
24 May - 4 June 2016
an exceptional major work

Pungkai feels that the government is using policy to force people off their traditional homelands. This painting is his statement to remind policy makers that Aboriginal land is not for sale. Because governments do not know the songs and culture associated with the land, Pungkai feels that they are not qualified to make decisions about traditional Country.

Diverging from his usual practice of depicting a particular place, this landscape represents the whole of Australia. The triangular shape towards the top left corner symbolises Piltati/Nyapari, and just above that is a Wati (man) with his spear.