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Title

Kinyu

2007

Artist

Eubena Nampitjin

Australia

circa 1925 - 11 Mar 2013

Language group

Wangkajunga, Western Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Wirrimanu (Balgo) Western Australia Australia
    Date
    2007
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    125.0 x 295.0 cm stretcher
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Patricia Bernard Bequest Fund and the Don Mitchell Bequest Fund 2007
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    354.2007
    Copyright
    © Eubena Nampitjin. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    The art centre documentation for this work states:

    Eubena has painted some of her country south west of Balgo in the middle stretches of the Canning Stock Route. The majority of the painting shows the tali (sandhills) that dominate this country. The central circles are tjurrnu (soak water) named Midjul. This is the country where Kinyu the spirit dog lives. Eubena would often cover Midjul with leaves so Kinyu wouldn't come out and would also leave gifts of goanna.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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