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Title

Jinamoom

2010

Artist

Peter Newry

Australia

1939 -

Language group

Miriwoong, Kimberley region

  • Details

    Date
    2010
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    triptych: natural pigments on canvas
    Dimensions
    100.0 x 300.0 cm stretcher overall
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    283.2011.a-c
    Copyright
    © Peter newry, Waringarri Arts. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    The Art Centre documentation for the work states: 'In this image the artist indicates different areas of the Keep River as it flows through gorge country in a traditional area of country called Jinamoom. The river is indicated by the lines of blue grey. The ridges of hills and the gorge are represented by lines of yellow ochre. During the wet season the river bank overflows creating wet season creeks that cut across the open grassland plains. This is traditional country for Miriwoong people and now part of the Keep River National Park area.

    Peter Newry was born at Newry Station and lived there until 1989 when he moved to Ivanhoe Station near Kununurra. He picked cotton while he lived around Kununurra and also worked as a builder's labourer while the township of Kununurra was being built. From there he went to live at Jarnem (Police Hole) near the Keep River National Park. Following his completion of one painting in 1995, Newry started to paint regularly in 2002.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions