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Title

Ura Kngarra Mpintjama (A Big Fire is Coming)

2020

Artist

Judith Inkamala

Australia

24 Feb 1948 –

Language group: Western Arrernte, Central Desert region

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Alternate image of Ura Kngarra Mpintjama (A Big Fire is Coming) by Judith Inkamala
Alternate image of Ura Kngarra Mpintjama (A Big Fire is Coming) by Judith Inkamala
Alternate image of Ura Kngarra Mpintjama (A Big Fire is Coming) by Judith Inkamala
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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Hermannsburg Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    2020
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    terracotta and underglazes
    Dimensions
    44.0 x 31.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Mollie Douglas Bequest Fund 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    149.2020.a-b
    Copyright
    © Judith Inkamala

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    “I made this pot because I saw the fires on the television and I was sad. I was feeling lonely because all of the houses were burning and the animals, some died. Koala's burned, all the new cars burned and all the marna (food) burned. When that big fire came closer the people went out and they took a little bit of clothes, a little bit of food. They walked out, they walked away from their pmara (home). On the way out they met the fire people and the Fire's said "Keep going." Some people cry, Kunya'ntjarra (poor things). Old people, young people, they all cried because their homes were burning. Maybe they moved all the people from aged care and took them somewhere safe. I was feeling really worried about all the people. All my family was really sad. Everyone was sad because it is a true story. Really, really true.” Judith Inkamala

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Hermannsburg

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