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Title

Kalkatja

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


About

The sisters Beryl Jimmy, Imitjala Pollard and Anne Dixon paint collaboratively as the Watarru Collective. Their work is inspired by a deep connection to country and is evidence of their immense knowledge of food and water sources that are vital for survival in the dynamic desert environment that is their home. In Kalkatja 2013 they provide a beautiful depiction of the vast landscape and natural resources surrounding the remote community of Watarru, in the Southern Desert region. A particular focus within the work is a serpent being that resides in a rockhole at Kalkatja. The work also shows the rocky country that surrounds this rockhole, as well as the large fig tree and wild tobacco plant that are found there.


Details


Cultural origin

Watarru


Date

2013


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on linen


Dimensions

199.8 x 118.3 x 3 cm


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

14.2014


Artist information

Beryl Jimmy

Works in the collection

2

Artist information

Imitjala Pollard

Works in the collection

2

Artist information

Anne Dixon

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history