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Title

Truriljarra

2013

Artist

Sidney Moody

Australia

1947 -

Language group

Kukatja, Western Desert region

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Sidney Moody. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions