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Title

Ngayuku Ngura (My Home)

2018

Artist

Linda Puna

Australia

1974 –

Language group: Yankunytjatjara, Southern Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Mimili Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands South Australia Australia
    Date
    2018
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on linen
    Dimensions
    122.0 x 198.0 cm
    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2022
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    81.2022
    Copyright
    © Linda Puna/Copyright Agency

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    Linda Puna

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  • About

    Linda Puna is a mid-career artist, working through Mimili Maku Arts at Mimili in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, South Australia. Puna spent her formative years on her homeland around Park Well and Sandy Bore, SA. The men of her family worked as stockmen on the surrounding stations which had a resounding influence, instilling in her a deep love for loud country music, cowboys, and storytelling around the campfire. Puna grew up around skilled female artists and storytellers, and it was through watching and listening to the women in her family carve punu (wooden sculptures), that she herself began learning the stories that inform her paintings today.

    Puna is the first Anangu woman to live in a remote community whilst being dependent on an electric wheelchair and she has limited movement of her arms and hands. Her unique perspective is told through the bold brushstrokes she has become known for, and using strong colours, her playful practice brings to life her reality of remote community life in a fearless way.