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Title

Martuwarra

2014

Artist

Sonia Kurarra

Australia

1952 –

Language group: Walmajarri, Kimberley region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Kimberley Western Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Walmajarri, Nookanbah, Kimberley region
    Date
    2014
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on linen
    Dimensions
    120.1 x 239.2 x 3.3 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    613.2014
    Copyright
    © Sonia Kurrarra. Licensed by Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency

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  • About

    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.

    "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."

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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