- Media category
- Materials used
- synthetic polymer paint on canvas
- 178.2 x 147.8 x 3.5 cm
- Roberts Family Acquisition Fund 2021
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Katjarra Butler/Copyright Agency
- Wynne Prize
- - 2021
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Katjarra Butler has been painting since the mid-2000s and is known for her dynamic and colourful paintings of Country. She works through Tjarlili Art, an art centre representing artists of Tjukurla in the Ngannyatjarra lands of Western Australia and Kaltukatjara in the Northern Territory. Many of the artists working through Tjarlili Art have familial connections with artists working through Papunya Tula Artists.
Katjarra Butler is an Elder at Tjarlili and in her paintings she represents water sites around Kunn, Western Australia that she holds custodianship for. Korrmanguntja is one of two main sites she references, and it is connected to two kuniya (pythons) and translates to ‘thunder is happening there’ or ‘place of thunder’. Butler paints this location with intuitive confidence, a result of her deep and intimate understanding of this site and the elemental forces that shape it.
This work was a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2021.
Shown in 1 exhibition
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes (2021), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Jun 2021–26 Sep 2021