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Kirriwirri - Living Jila - Daniel Walbidi

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Kirriwirri - Living Jila - Daniel Walbidi

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Artiste : Daniel Walbidi

Titre de l'œuvre : Kirriwirri living Jila

Format : 180 x 150 cm

Provenance et certificat : centre d'art aborigène de Bidyadanga

Référence de cette peinture aborigène : 831323

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Kirriwirri is a jila (living water) near well 33 on the Canning stock route in the Great Sandy Desert. Daniel's painting
reflects the complex desert landscape full of life and colour. He depicts saltlakes (white areas) and the tali's (sandhills).
Kirriwirri is the birthplace of my fathers family it is the family home. My father along with his older siblings spent their
childhood and adolescents here. Kirriwirri is also important to many other family and clan groups because it is a living jila
meaning it has water that never dries out even during the driest of seasons. I have never been to Kirriwirri but I have a
deep desire with in to travel and see this country to become connected. My grandparents have sadly passed away a
longtime ago so i guess if I ever do go back to Kirriwirri I would be taking a part of them back. I also paint another
important place called Wirnpa. Wirnpa and Kirriwirri are very important to me because I am related to two of these jila.
Kirriwirri is my grandfather and Wirnpa is my grandfather they also related to each other being brother in laws. Wirnpa is
of the same skin group as me we are both Purungu and Kirriwirri is the milangka skin group.

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