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Title

Wati Ngintaka


Artists

Beryl Jimmy

Australia

01 Jan 1970 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region

Imitjala Pollard

Australia

01 Jan 1963 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region

Anne Dixon

Australia

1965 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern desert region

Bronwyn Jimmy

Australia

01 Jan 1968 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern desert region


About

Beryl Jimmy, Bronwyn Jimmy, Imitjala Pollard and Anne Dixon paint collaboratively as the Watarru collective. The four sisters are the daughters of senior law woman and noted artist, Wipana Jimmy, who played a crucial role alongside other senior community members in the establishment of the Watarru homeland during the mid 1980s.

Beryl Jimmy, Bronwyn Jimmy, Imitjala Pollard and Anne Dixon are based at Watarru, giving their collective its name and began painting following the establishment of Tjungu Palya art centre in 2006. Tjungu Palya is based in Nypari community, which is located at the base of the Mann Ranges in the Pitjantatjara lands of far north-west South Australia, and services the communities of Kanpi, Nyapari, Angatja and Watarru.

The works of the Watarru collective offer complex representations of country. 'Wati Ngintaka' 2013 offer a lively depiction of the travels of the old lizard man as he traverses the country and celebrates the diverse vegetation and geography through which he travels. His travels are rendered in stark black, which contrasts strongly with the brilliant off white and brilliant colours of the surrounding country.


Details


Cultural origin

Watarru


Date

2013


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

200.0 x 120.0cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

13.2014


Artist information

Beryl Jimmy

Works in the collection

2

Artist information

Imitjala Pollard

Works in the collection

2

Artist information

Anne Dixon

Works in the collection

2

Artist information

Bronwyn Jimmy

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history