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Title

Parwalla

2013

Artist

Elizabeth Nyumi

Australia

circa 1947 - 2019

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Wirrimanu (Balgo) Western Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Billiluna/Western Desert region
    Date
    2013
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour etching on paper
    Edition
    8/20
    Dimensions
    62.5 x 48.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "E". Not dated.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    112.2014
    Copyright
    © Elizabeth Nyumi. Warlayirti Artists
    Artist information
    Elizabeth Nyumi

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  • About

    Elizabeth Nyumi's mother belonged to the country of Nynmi near Kiwirrkurra while her father was from Alyarra in the region of Ngaanyatjarra. When Nyumi was only a very young child her mother died tragically at the Kanari soakwater close to Jupiter Well. As a young girl, Nyumi lived a nomadic existence with her family group, before walking up the Canning Stock Route into old mission with her father and family group as a teenager. Here she was given clothes and taken to Billiluna Station and trained as a domestic worker and subsequently travelled to many station houses around the region working for the wives of the station managers.

    Nyumi commenced painting in 1987 and began to emerge as a leading artist in the late 1990s. In 2004 Nyumi became the first artist represented by Warlayirti Artists to be selected for the Biennale of Sydney. Her works are mainly concerned with the country of abundant bush food belonging to her family, as seen in 'Parwalla' 2013.

    [June 2014 submission, pg. 99-102]

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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