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An image of Ngarin Janu Country by Rover Thomas

Rover Thomas

(Australia 1926 – 11 Apr 1998)

Language group
Wangkujunga, Western Desert region , Kukatja, Western Desert region
Ngarin Janu Country
Other titles:
Nagrin Janu Country
Place of origin
Warmun (Turkey Creek)East KimberleyWestern AustraliaAustralia
(circa 1988)
Media category
Materials used
earth pigments in synthetic polymer resin on canvas

100.0 x 140.0 cm

Purchased 1988
Accession number
© Estate of Rover Thomas. Warmun Art Centre
Bibliography (8)

Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'Contemporary Practice - Here, There, Everywhere ...', pg. 229-285, Sydney, 1994, 253 (colour illus.).

Belinda Carrigan (Editor), Rover Thomas: I want to paint, East Perth, 2003, 77.

Deborah Edwards, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, ‘Histories in the making: Aboriginal Art and modernism’, pg. 51-63, Sydney, 2007, 61 (colour illus.).

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art', pg. 208-241, Sydney, 1999, 229 (colour illus.).

Lunami Art Gallery and Ross Gibson, Inner-Land, Japan, 1993, (colour illus.).

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 74, 75 (colour illus.), 138, 139. plate no. 35

Hetti Perkins, Art + soul: a journey into the world of Aboriginal art, 'Dreams + nightmares', pg. 88-153, Carlton, 2010, 98 (colour illus.), 280.

Falk Wolf, Remembering forward: Australian Aboriginal painting since 1960, 'Rover Thomas', pg. 58-67, Cologne, 2010, 65 (colour illus.). 25

Exhibition history (4)

Inner Land, Lunami Art Gallery, Japan, 09 Nov 1993–27 Nov 1993

Another Country, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jul 1999–02 Apr 2000

One sun, one moon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jul 2007–02 Dec 2007

Remembering Forward: An Exhibition of Major Australian Indigenous Artists, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, 20 Nov 2010–20 Mar 2011