Julie captures the intensity and power of her country where the Iwantja Soakage is located, and which holds the story of the Native owl.
Julie was born in the cool waters of the Iwantja creek, next to the large Soakage. The area is shaded by large gum trees, and the banks of the creek nestle close to large boulders. As a child Julie and her family lived here in a hand-built shelter.
Yankunytjatjara families played in the creek waters and drank from the soakage. The water gave vitality and life to the area and provided a cool place for the families during hot summers.
This special soakage is where the Indulkana community first began.
Julie works with her local Aboriginal Art Centre located within the remote indigenous community of Indulkana, on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands in the North of South Australia.