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Title

Truriljarra

2013


Artist

Sidney Moody

Australia

1947 -

Language group

Kukatja, Western Desert region


About

Sidney Moody is a Kukutja artist based at Wirrimanu (Balgo) in the Western Desert region. He is married to the renowned artist Madeleine Nowee and they both work through Warlayirti Arts, the Aboriginal owned and managed art centre based in Wirrrimanu. Moody began exhibiting in 2013 and his practice is inspired by both his country, Nyila and that of his wife's father, Truriljarra in the Gibson Desert.

Truriljarra is the name given to the site of two waterholes close by one another, as seen in the two circular elements within 'Truriljarra' 2013. For the majority of the year these waterholes remain dry, however, when the moon reaches its fullest phase, the waterholes fill with water. The surrounding landscape is dry and vegetation sparse, although many kangaroo can be found here. Created using Japanese-style woodblocks, the mark making within the work has similarities to carving on wood within the Western Desert, particularly on shields.


Details


Place where the work was made

Wirrimanu (Balgo) Western Australia Australia


Cultural origin

Kukutja


Date

2013


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock on Japanese paper


Edition

8/20


Dimensions

66.5 x 45.0 cm sheet; 50.0 x 40.0 cm image


Signature & date

Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "SiDNEY MOODY". Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

114.2014


Artist information

Sidney Moody

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history