Jan Billycan - Kirriwirri - 98 x 76,5 cm - 787316

Jan Billycan - Kirriwirri - 98 x 76,5 cm - 787316 - Bidyadanga - Art Aborigène d'Australie
Jan Billycan - Kirriwirri - 98 x 76,5 cm - 787316 - Bidyadanga - Art Aborigène d'Australie

Jan Billycan - Kirriwirri - 98 x 76,5 cm - 787316

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Artiste : Jan Billycan

Titre de l'œuvre : Kirriwirri

Format : 98 x 76,5 cm

Provenance et certificat : Short Street opérant pour les artistes Yulparija de Bidyadanga

Référence de cette peinture aborigène : 787316

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Explications sur cette peinture d’art Aborigène :

Jan Billycan (1930-2015) (Djan Nanudie) grew up in Ilyarra country. There are jila (living water) in this country including Karrparti, Kawarr, Jurntiwa, and Wirrguj. Other places include Dodo, Kartal, Kiriwirri and Yukarri. When Jan was young she walked all around these places with her parents. Jan says, "in living water there is a quiet snake. Sometimes he rises up, but we sing him down sometimes he can travel and bring rain. Ilyarra is my country Ilyarra, where I grew up. Lots of tali (sand dunes) and jila in this country. This big dog country."

"This place is the birth place of my father's clan. Our clan is also named Kirriwirri, and call each individual members of this clan Kirriwirri. 

There is a a big warla (mud flat) at this place. This is what this painting is about." Kirriwirri is in the Great Sandy Desert close to and west of Well 33 on the Canning Stock Route. It is the birth place of Jan and her family. This work shows tali (sand dunes) and jila (living water).

Collection :
National Museum of Australia
Queensland Art Gallery
National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Felton Collection
Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory
Laverty Collection
Dr Ian Bernhardt Collection
William Mora Collection
Sam Barry Collection
Harvey Wagner Collection, USA
Dr Ian Constable Collection
Myer Collection
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery
Canning Stock Route Project Collection
Big River Collection
Wesfarmers Collection
Leslie Walton Collection
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Queensland Art Gallery

AWARDS
2010 Hedland Art Awards - 'Most Outstanding Work'
2011 Winner Western Australian Artist, West Australian Indigenous Art Award
2011 Hedland Art Awards 'Best Work by an Indigenous Artist' 

© Photo : Aboriginal Signature Estrangin gallery with the courtesy of Short Street and the artist

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