Energy comes from Thunder on Arrernte Country by Ewyenper Atwatye (Hidden Valley) artists

Power and Water operates across 1.3 million square kilometres of the Northern Territory.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands we live, work and operate and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future.

We are excited to share the Energy comes from Thunder story with you, from Arrernte Country.

Duration 2:31 minutes

Ewyenper Atwatye (Hidden Valley) storytellers and artists

Ewyenper Atwatye is the Central Arrernte place name for Hidden Valley and the chosen name for textile/art projects driven by the community of Hidden Valley Town Camp in Mparntwe/Alice Springs. These projects are a satellite program of Tangentyere Artists, with aims to support Town Camp Artists to tell stories about their culture, families, identity and everyday lives.

Each year, Tangentyere Artists holds design and development workshops in collaboration with the community. All artwork sales directly support Ewyenper Atwatye, with profits going towards artist fees and future opportunities.

In 2022, Ewyenper Atwatye artists have participated in a series of outreach workshops spanning drawing, painting, ceramics and print-making disciplines. In April, artists from Hidden Valley Town Camp developed skills alongside workshop facilitators to produce artworks for Power and Water. Artists dreamt up imagery of lightning, electricity and water during a drawing workshop and created collaborative ink drawings to showcase what power and water meant to them.

Storytellers: Tim McNamara, Beverly McMillan, Stella McMillan, Raelene McMillan.

Artists: Carol Young, Raelene McMillan, Stella McMillan, Cheyenne Abbott, Phyllis Stevens, Cheryl McMillan, Loretta Neil.

Clouds in a dark sky with lightning, electricity and rain. In the beginning there was lightning