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An image of Kinyu by Eubena Nampitjin

Eubena Nampitjin

(Australia circa 1925 – May 2013)

Language group
Wangkujunga, Western Desert region
Title
Kinyu
Year
2007
Media category
Painting
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions

125.0 x 295.0 cm stretcher

Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Patricia Bernard Bequest Fund and the Don Mitchell Bequest Fund 2007
Accession number
354.2007
Copyright
© Eubena Nampitjin. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
Location
Not on display
Further information

The art centre documentation for this work states:

Eubena has painted some of her country south west of Balgo in the middle stretches of the Canning Stock Route. The majority of the painting shows the tali (sandhills) that dominate this country. The central circles are tjurrnu (soak water) named Midjul. This is the country where Kinyu the spirit dog lives. Eubena would often cover Midjul with leaves so Kinyu wouldn't come out and would also leave gifts of goanna.

Exhibition history (2)

Eubena Nampitjin, Queen of the Desert, Alcaston Gallery, Fitzroy, 16 Oct 2007–10 Nov 2007

Living Black (2007-08), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Dec 2007–12 Nov 2008