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Title

Ngayuku Mamaku Ngura

2011

Artist

Wawiriya Burton

Australia

1925 - 09 Mar 2021

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region

  • Details

    Date
    2011
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    197.0 x 198.0 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    315.2011
    Copyright
    © Wawiriya Burton. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Wawiriya Burton

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  • About

    Tjala Arts was established by the women of the community in 1999 (originally as Minymaku Arts) and provides the opportunity for Anangu (Pitjantjatjara people) to develop skills in fine art and regional production. The art centre also plays a significant role in the well-being of the community and maintaining culture and law.

    The Art Centre documentation for this work states: Here, Burton is telling the story of her father's country near Pipalyatjara, west of Amata. It depicts minima mingkiri tjuta – meaning many small female mammals. These mingkiri are pregnant and give birth to many babies. They then journey to the surrounding rockholes in search of food and water to feed their young. The dotted lines are mingkiri tracks.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Cara Pinchbeck, Look, 'The impetus behind the art', pg. 29, Sydney, Feb 2012, 29 (colour illus.).

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