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Title

we love rain you know

2015

Artist

Marlene Rubuntja

Australia

1961 –

Language group: Western Arrernte, Central Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Alice Springs Northern Territory Australia
    Cultural origin
    Western Arrernte/Central Desert region
    Date
    2015
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching on paper
    Edition
    5/12
    Dimensions
    30.0 x 30.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r corner, pencil "Marlene Rubuntja/2015"

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2015
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    252.2015
    Copyright
    © the artist, courtesy Yarrenyty Arltere Artists

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    Artist information
    Marlene Rubuntja

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Alice Springs

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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