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Title

Martuwarra

2016

Artist

Sonia Kurarra

Australia

1952 -

Language group

Walmajarri, Kimberley region

Alternate image of Martuwarra by Sonia Kurarra
Alternate image of Martuwarra by Sonia Kurarra
Alternate image of Martuwarra by Sonia Kurarra
Alternate image of Martuwarra by Sonia Kurarra
Alternate image of Martuwarra by Sonia Kurarra
Alternate image of Martuwarra by Sonia Kurarra
Alternate image of Martuwarra by Sonia Kurarra
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Fitzroy Crossing Kimberley Western Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Walmajarri, Kimberley region
    Date
    2016
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    120.0 x 240.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Wendy Barron Bequest Fund 2016
    Location
    20th & 21st c Australian art
    Accession number
    297.2016
    Copyright
    © Sonia Kurrarra. Licensed by Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency

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  • About

    "Martuwarra is my river country; this painting is all about the Fitzroy River which flows down through Nookanbah where I live. All kinds of fish live in the water, we catch big mob of fish here. I like Parlka (barrumundi). We catch catfish and brim here too. Nganku(shark), wirritunany (sawfish) and stingray also live here. These fish live in these waters long after the flood has gone."

    Sonia Kurrara grew up in the river country at Noonkanbah (Yungngnora), south-west of Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. She has worked through Mangkaja Arts since its establishment in the early 1990s and in recent years has become known for her vibrant, energetic paintings that celebrate her riverland home of Martuwarra.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Fitzroy Crossing

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