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Title

Antara

2017

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands South Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara, Southern Desert region
    Date
    2017
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    acrylic on linen
    Dimensions
    203.0 x 303.0 x 4.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Acquired with funds provided by the AGNSW Board of Trustees 2017
    Location
    20th & 21st c Australian art
    Accession number
    189.2017
    Copyright
    © Betty Kuntiwa Pumani

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    Wynne Prize
    Winner - 2017
    Artist information
    Betty Kuntiwa Pumani

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  • About

    Betty Kuntiwa Pumani is recognised for her bold paintings of Antara. Her late mother Kunmanara (Miliatjari) Pumani taught Betty and her older sister, Kunmanara (Ngupulya) Pumani to paint this site, which is of utmost importance to her family and part of her mother’s country. Antara is connected to the maku (witchetty grub).
    This stunning work won the 2017 Wynne Prize and offers a vibrant image of country, painted in striking colour. Betty’s signature reds evoke the rocky desert country of Antara, while simultaneously suggesting blood or viscera, and an unmistakable energy. The contrasting areas of white and its subtle tonal shifts are a quiet and patient counterpoint to these pulsating reds.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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