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An image of Jinamoom by Peter Newry

Peter Newry

(Australia 1939 – )

Language group
Miriwoong, Kimberley region
Media category
Materials used
triptych: natural pigments on canvas

100.0 x 300.0 cm stretcher overall

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011
Accession number
© the artist
Yiribana Gallery
Further information

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.

Exhibition history (2)

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