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Yukultji Napangati Untitled

acrylic on linen

183.1 x 244 cm

This painting draws on designs associated with the site of Marrapinti, west of Kiwirrkurra, a rockhole amid the endless dunes of the Gibson Desert in Western Australia. Here a large group of ancestral women camped and made nose bones, also called marrapinti, before continuing their travels to the east, through Walla Walla, Kiwirrkurra and Ngaminya. On their journey they gathered the edible berries known as kampurarrpa, or desert raisin, to sustain themselves.

Yukultji Napangati, 2022