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Title

Jinamoom


Artist

Peter Newry

Australia

1939 -

Language group

Miriwoong, Kimberley region


About

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.


Details


Date

2010


Media category

Painting


Materials used

triptych: natural pigments on canvas


Dimensions

100.0 x 300.0 cm stretcher overall


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011


Accession number

283.2011.a-c


Artist information

Peter Newry

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history