Freda Teamay has painted her 'NGURA' (country) Malara, located south of Uluru.
“All land was created by, and still holds the essence of The Creation Ancestors...
They created not only landforms but customs to be passed on and maintained over subsequent generations.
The sites are linked through 'Inma' or ceremony - the singing, dancing and body painting which reveals the laws of nature and provides a blue print for life and a guiding map of country.</span
Malara holds important Law stories of ‘Wanampi’ or Water Serpents, powerful creatures that inhabit and guard over waterholes. "
Freda Teamay is an emerging painter with Maruku Arts.
Freda is based in the Mutitijula Community at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where she and her family are involved in land management. Her 'Home Country' is Malara and she is following the tradition of her artist Father and Mother Awalari Teamay. Her father is well-known artist, Board member and spokesperson for the National Park, Malya Teamay. Malya has recently assed on to her the right to paint his 'Broken Law Story' about the impact colonisation has had on traditional culture and the way forward to reconciliation.