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These Hills at Larrapinta



Alison Walbungara


1950 –

Language group: Western Arrernte, Central Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Alice Springs Northern Territory Australia
    Cultural origin
    Western Arrernte
    Media category
    Materials used
    etching on paper
    29.1 x 39.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed bot.c., pencil "ALiSONNWALBUNGARA". Dated l.r., pencil "2012".

    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2013
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Alison Walbungara, courtesy Yarrenyty Arltere Artists

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  • About

    Yarrenyty Arltere Artists operates a rudimentary art centre for the Western Arrernte artists of Larapinta Valley town camp. Over the past three years these artists have been working in printmaking and textiles, producing graphic images of country that provide an interesting counterpoint to the work of Western Arrernte artists of the Hermannsburg School, such as Albert Namatjira. Yarrenyty Arltere aims to improve the wellbeing of the community socially, economically and culturally. This art centre has a transformative effect on the lives of the artists and their community and it plays a major role in the cultural heritage of this country.

    Alison Walbungara is one of the leading printmakers working through Yarrenyty Arltere Artists. She was taught to paint by Arnolf Ebatarinja, a well regarded watercolour artist painting in the Hermannsburg style established by Albert Namatjira and the influence of this is evident in her work, particularly the strong use of line to delineate forms. In 'These Hills at Larrapinta' 2012 Walbungara gives elegant detail to the hills and vegetation surrounding her home, pared back to its most elemental aspects.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Alice Springs

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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