'Spring Catalogue Sale' 

New Art

 

 

  

 

  

Aboriginal Contemporary Shop - Bronte
October 2016

 

 

Kunawirritji Ngurra

Nora Wompi's - Kunawirritji Ngurra

61 cm x 61 cm

Acrylic on canvas

Wompi paints the Country around her homelands of Kunawarritji, a place associated with the Minyipuru Jukurrpa (Seven Sister Dreaming). In 1906, Kunawarritji also became a well on the Canning Stock Route, and from an early age Wompi and her family had encounters with the white men who drove cattle along the route. As a young woman, Wompi followed the drovers north to Balgo Mission, where she stayed for many years. She learnt to paint there with her close friend, Eubena Nampitjin, and returned to Kunawarritji, where she lives and paints today, when it became a community in its own right.




 

Kurta Kurta

Bugai Whyoulter's - Kurta Kurta

Size: 91cm x 91cm
Medium: Acrylic on Linen

Kurta Kurta.  Kurta Kurta is an area in the artists father’ country. Bugai and her family used to travel from Wantili (a large claypan north of Kartarru) to Kurta Kurta, which is back towards Parnngurr Aboriginal Community.  There they used to meet up with the Yates family and then travel down to karalamilyi (a camp). They went to Karamilyi for ‘big melon’ which is like a watermelon.  There is now a windmill at Kurta Kurta and lovely water. Bugai lived nomadically for a lot of her life, travelling extensively around the western desert from her birth place near Balford Downs Station, west of Parnngurr right up through Jigalong, the Canning Stock Route and up to Well 33 (Kunawarrtiji) where she now lives.

Please note the price does not include delivery

 

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