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Medium
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Measurements
90.5 × 60.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
Kintore, Northern Territory
Accession Number
2016.1066
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Marina Strocchi and Wayne Eager through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016
© The Artist/Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
In these five paintings Inyuwa Nampitjinpa has depicted a Women’s Dreaming at her birthplace, Punkilpirri, a large permanent water site south of the Tjukurla community. This block of the artist’s Country includes other significant sites of Pulkata, Pukulanya, Yumari and Wintjintjarra. A large group of women camped at Punkilpirri and gathered the mangata (fruit of the quandong tree) which is widespread in the Country. They also gathered the edible berry kampurarrpa, or bush raisin (Solanum centrale), which is ground into a paste and made into damper. The clustering of rock holes is Inyuwa’s way of remembering a place of abundant water and plant life.