This painting tells the story of how the Women’s Council was started in 1980. I made a cassette tape and sent it around to all the communities for women to listen to. The black line going around the painting with the white marks is the cassette travelling around to all the women in communities.

All the women listened to that cassette about the idea of starting up a Women’s Council. They sat down and talked together.

Then we all came together at Kanpi to have our first meeting together.

That is the big circle in the middle with all us women sitting around.

This was the first time we came together, all us Pitjantjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra, Yankunytjatjara women.

Mantatjara Wilson (dec)