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The beginning of the Western Desert painting style had close ties with the back to country movement (early 1970s), with many of the early Papunya works being Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) paintings which "...documented creative acts of ancestral beings which wandered the landscape." The movement expanded through the Western Desert and has gone through several shifts. For example, " the late 1990s the paintings were less formal and more free flowing, with the user of a wider pallete of colours." (Source:



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