Language group: Walmajarri, Kimberley region
- Place where the work was made
- Cultural origin
- Walmajarri, Nookanbah, Kimberley region
- Media category
- Materials used
- synthetic polymer paint on linen
- 120.1 x 239.2 x 3.3 cm stretcher
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2014
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Sonia Kurrarra. Licensed by Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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."
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Sonia Kurarra: River Country, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Waterloo, 15 Aug 2014–13 Sep 2014
Sentient lands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jun 2016–08 Oct 2017
Sentient lands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Jan 2017–08 Oct 2017