Bush football is a sport that receives a passionate involvement from the Utopia community throughout the course of its season and sees the teams named after and don insignia of some of the AFL’s most prominent teams. Utopia teams include the Apungalingum Eagles, for whom Dinny barracks for, the Mulga Bore Magpies, Arlparra Dockers and Arnkawenyerr Swans.
“They are all great players – I like to gather around the television with my sons Alan, Simon, Patrick and Benjamin and watch the AFL – even better is going to see my sons play for the Apungalingum Eagles in our local bush football competition, families come from all around to watch the bush football games although not as many people as at the MCG.” – Dinny Kunoth
Dinny’s desire is to share his passions of contemporary Aboriginal life in remote Central Australia through his artwork.
Artist: Dinny Kunoth Kemarre
Skin name: Kemarre
Language group: Anmatyerre
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia