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Title

Martuwarra

2014


Artist

Sonia Kurarra

Australia

1952 -

Language group

Walmajarri, Kimberley region


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."


Details


Place where the work was made

Kimberley Western Australia Australia


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


Artist information

Sonia Kurarra

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history