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The abandoned opal mining town of Mintabie is dug into the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands. The ruination of a faded township nestled into the bleached white sandstone, now sits blindingly in the mid day sun, juxtaposing with the red earth.

Discard papers sprawl the eroding shop floor, wind swept and trodden. These are neglected archives that document the scars on a sacred landscape. Through a conflation of photography and found material, this work re-surfaces and interrogates the complex cultural narrative of all who’ve left their mark on Mintabie.

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