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Title

Wati Ngintaka

2013

Artists

Beryl Jimmy

Australia

01 Jan 1970 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region

Imitjala Pollard

Australia

01 Jan 1963 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region

Anne Dixon

Australia

1965 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern desert region

Bronwyn Jimmy

Australia

01 Jan 1968 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands South Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Watarru
    Date
    2013
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    200.0 x 120.0cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    13.2014
    Copyright
    © Beryl Jimmy, Imitjala Pollard, Anne Dixon. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    Beryl Jimmy, Bronwyn Jimmy, Imitjala Pollard and Anne Dixon paint collaboratively as the Watarru collective. The four sisters are the daughters of senior law woman and noted artist, Wipana Jimmy, who played a crucial role alongside other senior community members in the establishment of the Watarru homeland during the mid 1980s.

    Beryl Jimmy, Bronwyn Jimmy, Imitjala Pollard and Anne Dixon are based at Watarru, giving their collective its name and began painting following the establishment of Tjungu Palya art centre in 2006. Tjungu Palya is based in Nypari community, which is located at the base of the Mann Ranges in the Pitjantatjara lands of far north-west South Australia, and services the communities of Kanpi, Nyapari, Angatja and Watarru.

    The works of the Watarru collective offer complex representations of country. 'Wati Ngintaka' 2013 offer a lively depiction of the travels of the old lizard man as he traverses the country and celebrates the diverse vegetation and geography through which he travels. His travels are rendered in stark black, which contrasts strongly with the brilliant off white and brilliant colours of the surrounding country.

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