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An image of These Hills at Larrapinta by Alison Walbungara

Alison Walbungara

(Australia 1950 – )

Language group
Western Arrernte, Central Desert region
These Hills at Larrapinta
Place of origin
Alice SpringsNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Cultural origin
Western Arrernte
Media category
Materials used
etching on paper

29.1 x 39.5 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed bot.c., pencil "ALiSONNWALBUNGARA". Dated l.r., pencil "2012".
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2013
Accession number
© Alison Walbungara, courtesy Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
Not on display
Further information

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists operates a rudimentary art centre for the Western Arrernte artists of Larapinta Valley town camp. Over the past three years these artists have been working in printmaking and textiles, producing graphic images of country that provide an interesting counterpoint to the work of Western Arrernte artists of the Hermannsburg School, such as Albert Namatjira. Yarrenyty Arltere aims to improve the wellbeing of the community socially, economically and culturally. This art centre has a transformative effect on the lives of the artists and their community and it plays a major role in the cultural heritage of this country.

Alison Walbungara is one of the leading printmakers working through Yarrenyty Arltere Artists. She was taught to paint by Arnolf Ebatarinja, a well regarded watercolour artist painting in the Hermannsburg style established by Albert Namatjira and the influence of this is evident in her work, particularly the strong use of line to delineate forms. In 'These Hills at Larrapinta' 2012 Walbungara gives elegant detail to the hills and vegetation surrounding her home, pared back to its most elemental aspects.

Exhibition history (2)

With our hands we tell our story our way, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Waterloo, 29 Sep 2012–20 Oct 2012

The hills beyond Hermannsburg, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 2014–02 Jun 2014