Indigenous Art in the NGV collection.
Nancy NaninurraWarlpiri born c. 1934Lumbanbardee 2004synthetic polymer paint on canvas120.0 x 80.0 cmPrivate collection
© Nancy Naninurra/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
The artist depicts some of her country known as Lumbanbardee, which is located a little south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert.
Lumbanbardee contains a series of inta, or 'living water' places. These inta contain reliable drinking water, found in large rockholes, in country that is otherwise dominated by tali, or sand dunes.
The repeated lines of the painting are tali (sandhills). The brightly coloured sections represent an abundance of bushtucker including karnti (bush potato).