A stunning collaboration by talented cousins Janice Woods and Esmerelda Kulitja
Janice Woods is an exciting emerging artist from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in SA. She is the granddaughter of senior Pitjantjatjara Elder artist Maringka Baker and daughter of respected artist Elaine Woods.
Janice and her sisters, Julie, Venita and Cassey have been fortunate enough to learn both the art of painting and the important dreamtime stories of their country from their grandmother and mother and the family often paint together.
Janice lives in the remote community of Kanpi, located in South Australia, approx. 100km east of the tri state border between WA, NT and SA with her grandmother Maringka, husband and young son.
Esmerelda Kulitja was born in 1989 and is the daughter of artist Rene Kulitja and granddaughter of renowned wood carvers Topsy Tjulyata and Walter Pukutiwara.
Esmerelda grew up in the Mutitjulu Community in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where her family was strongly involved in traditional land management, tourism and the arts. She commenced painting for the Mutitjulu Community art centre, Walkatjara Art, whilst still at school.
Esmerelda now lives on her father’s country at Docker River with her husband and baby.