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Title

Minyi Puru

2008


Artist

Jakayu Biljabu

Australia

1937 -

Language group

Manyjilyjarra, North-west region


About

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.


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


Accession number

350.2008


Artist information

Jakayu Biljabu

Artist profile

Works in the collection

1


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2008–09, 'Collections: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art', pg. 22-25, Sydney, 2009, 23, 24.