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Title

Korrmanguntja

2021

Artist

  • Details

    Date
    2021
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    178.2 x 147.8 x 3.5 cm
    Credit
    Roberts Family Acquisition Fund 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    123.2021
    Copyright
    © Katjarra Butler/Copyright Agency

    Reproduction requests

    Wynne Prize
    - 2021
    Artist information
    Katjarra Butler

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  • About

    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition