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Title

Ngayuku Mamaku Ngura


Artist

Wawiriya Burton

1925 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region


About

Tjala Arts was established by the women of the community in 1999 (originally as Minymaku Arts) and provides the opportunity for Anangu (Pitjantjatjara people) to develop skills in fine art and regional production. The art centre also plays a significant role in the well-being of the community and maintaining culture and law.

The Art Centre documentation for this work states: Here, Burton is telling the story of her father's country near Pipalyatjara, west of Amata. It depicts minima mingkiri tjuta – meaning many small female mammals. These mingkiri are pregnant and give birth to many babies. They then journey to the surrounding rockholes in search of food and water to feed their young. The dotted lines are mingkiri tracks.


Details


Date

2011


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

197.0 x 198.0 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

315.2011


Artist information

Wawiriya Burton

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Cara Pinchbeck, Look, 'The impetus behind the art', pg. 29, Sydney, Feb 2012, 29 (colour illus.).