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Title

Minyi Puru

2008

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Newman Western Australia Australia
    Date
    2008
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    124.7 x 298.0 x 3.2 cm
    Credit
    D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    350.2008
    Copyright
    © Jakayu Biljabu. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Jakayu Biljabu

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    Information provided by Martumili Artists:

    This painting is a map of where Jakayu was born. Jakayu grew up around Bidu and Nyilangkurr. Bidu is not in the painting. She has painted Nyilangkurr as she moved onto there during her childhood with her mother and father. Yilkarr is Jakayu's fathers resting place and Wantili is a claypan on the other side of Nyilangkurr.

    Wantili is represented by the dark brown dots in the middle of the painting. The rows of lines represent the tali (sand hills), the salt lake at Yilkarr and Nyilangkurr (three big sand hills all together). The circles represent all the water holes including the Wantili Clay pan.

    The story for this painting was collected and written by Morika and Rennette Biljabu, Jakayu's granddaughters.

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