Raylene Walatinna

Artist Raylene Walatinna
Date of Birth 1980
Language Yankunytjatjara
Art Centre Iwantja Arts


Raylene Walatinna is the daughter of Betty Chimney, a senior woman and established painter at IwantjaArts. Raylene’s artistic practice has been guided by the influence of her mother and in recent years Betty and Raylene have been working together on large-scale collaborative paintings.

Through the process of working together with her daughter on collaborative paintings, Betty continues the tradition of older women passing on their important knowledge of Tjukurpa (Anangu cultural stories) and Ngura (Country) to younger women.

Raylene is also a mother, and recently a grand-mother and is proud to be continuing this important cultural tradition. Raylene’s paintings are informed by her family’s strong connection to country and their history (both their ancestral Yankunytjatjara cultural history and more recent family history) associated with the rugged desert country around Indulkana, on the APY Lands.




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