The Art Centre documentation for the work states: 'In this image the artist indicates different areas of the Keep River as it flows through gorge country in a traditional area of country called Jinamoom. The river is indicated by the lines of blue grey. The ridges of hills and the gorge are represented by lines of yellow ochre. During the wet season the river bank overflows creating wet season creeks that cut across the open grassland plains. This is traditional country for Miriwoong people and now part of the Keep River National Park area.
Peter Newry was born at Newry Station and lived there until 1989 when he moved to Ivanhoe Station near Kununurra. He picked cotton while he lived around Kununurra and also worked as a builder's labourer while the township of Kununurra was being built. From there he went to live at Jarnem (Police Hole) near the Keep River National Park. Following his completion of one painting in 1995, Newry started to paint regularly in 2002.
triptych: natural pigments on canvas
100.0 x 300.0 cm stretcher overall
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011
© the artist
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Jangala and Jabada: new works by Alan Griffiths and Peter Newry, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Waterloo, 07 May 2011–21 May 2011
Our spirits lie in the water, 15 Nov 2014–01 Nov 2015