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Title

Ngayuku ngura (my country)

2018

Artist

Peter Mungkuri

Australia

01 Jan 1946 -

Language group

Yankunytjatjara

Alternate image of Ngayuku ngura (my country) by Peter Mungkuri
Alternate image of Ngayuku ngura (my country) by Peter Mungkuri
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    APY Lands South Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Yankunytjatjara, Southern Desert region
    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
    20th & 21st c Australian art
    Accession number
    244.2018.a-b
    Copyright
    © Peter Mungkuri, Iwantja Arts. Licensed by Copyright Agency

    Reproduction requests

    Wynne Prize
    - 2018
    Artist information
    Peter Mungkuri

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Longing for Home, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Mar 2021–22 Aug 2021

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