we love rain you know
Marlene Rubuntja is one of the printmakers working through Yarrenyty Arltere Artists. Rubuntja was born in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), but grew up at Amoonguna comunity to its east. Her father is the famed artist and activist Wenton Rubuntja who led the campaign for the rights of his people to settle in hte town camps of Alice Springs. Indeen Rubuntja's family, along with the Ebatarinjas and Lynches, were the first families to permanently settle in Larrapinta Vallery town camp.
Rubuntja’s fluid depictions of country through defined line work and an abstracted perspective offer an alternate view of the Central Desert landscape. In 'we love the rain you know' Rubuntja gives elegant form to the hills and vegetation surrounding her home, pared back to its most elemental details. These traceries of country are delicately rendered. Rubuntja’s style is in stark contrast to the realism of many Hermannsburg painters and brings an idiosyncratic vision to imaging the landscape of Australia’s interior.
etching on paper
30.0 x 30.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r corner, pencil "Marlene Rubuntja/2015"
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2015
Not on display
© the artist, courtesy Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Making art/ making life, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Waterloo, 11 Jul 2015–01 Aug 2015