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synthetic polymer paint on canvas
101.3 × 100.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Kintore, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by anonymous donors, 2004
Gallery location
Gallery 13
Level 3, NGV Australia
The irregular section towards the centre of this work depicts the site of Marnpi. Mick Namarari was born at this place but his family moved from the area when he was a small child. A number of people lived at this site many years ago, including the artist’s grandfather and mother. This is a rockhole surrounded by sandhills to the south east of the Kintore community. The straight lines through the work represent the sandhills in the area. Marnpi is associated with the Two Kangaroo Dreaming, which travelled through the area in mythological times. This Dreaming travelled south west to Lingakurra and then continued further to the south.