Raylene Walatinna is the daughter of Betty Chimney, a senior womanand established painter at Iwantja Arts.
Raylene’s artistic practice has been guided by the influence ofher mother and in recent years Betty and Raylene have been working together onlarge-scale collaborative paintings. Through the process of working togetherwith her daughter on collaborative paintings, Betty continues the tradition ofolder women passing on their important knowledge of Tjukurpa (Anangu culturalstories) and Ngura (Country) to younger women.
Raylene is also a mother, and recently a grand-mother and is proudto be continuing this important cultural tradition.
Raylene’s paintings are informed by her family’s strong connectionto country and their history (both their ancestral Yankunytjatjara culturalhistory and more recent family history) associated with the rugged desertcountry around Indulkana, on the APY Lands.