Indigenous Art in the NGV collection.
Bai Bai NapangartiNgarti born c. 1935Yuninpa 1996synthetic polymer paint on canvas120.0 x 80.0cmPurchased with funds donated by Supporters and Patrons of Aboriginal Art, 20022002.314
© Bai Bai Napangarti/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Bai Bai has painted important country for her two grandfathers known as Yuninpa, which is located south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert.
The central blue design depicts the banks and course of an intermittent kiliki (creek) that runs through this country. A pinki (cave) is found nearby, which is a tjurrnu (soakwater).
This tjurrnu is a living water source because it never runs dry, meaning that people camped here for lengthy periods.