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Title

we love rain you know

2015


Artist

Marlene Rubuntja

Australia

Language group

Western Arrernte, Central Desert region


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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Alice Springs Northern Territory Australia


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


Artist information

Marlene Rubuntja

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Alice Springs

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history