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Title

Ngayuku ngura (my country)

2018


Artist

Peter Mungkuri

Australia

1946 -

Language group

Yankunytjatjara, Southern Desert region


About

“This is my painting about the country where I was born. I grew up in a traditional way, none of us had any clothes and we’d never seen houses. Back then we lived in the bush, slept in the warm sand and lived on the bush tucker. My painting is where it all started. This country is my home. I know this land all over, this is strong country. These things, everything, is my memory – my knowledge. I like painting my country, I like to paint the memories of my country.” Peter Mungkuri 2018


Details


Place where the work was made

APY Lands South Australia Australia


Date

2018


Media category

Painting


Materials used

ink and acrylic on linen canvas


Dimensions

198.5 x 304.0 cm :

a - Left panel, 198.5 x 152 cm

b - Right panel, 198.5 x 152 cm


Credit

Roberts Family Acquisition 2018


Location

Not on display


Accession number

244.2018.a-b


Wynne Prize

- 2018


Artist information

Peter Mungkuri

Works in the collection

5