Ned Grant - Katutjara - 200 x 137 cm - 19-24

Ned Grant - Katutjara - 200 x 137 cm - 19-24
Ned Grant - Katutjara - 200 x 137 cm - 19-24

Ned Grant - Katutjara - 200 x 137 cm - 19-24


Artiste : Ned Grant

Titre de l'œuvre : Katutjara

Format : 200 x 137 cm

Provenance et certificat : centre d'art aborigène du Spinifex Art Project

Référence de cette peinture : 19-24

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Explications pour cette œuvre :

Ned Grant (1941) moves underground through the wata (base of tree) drawing the aturu (root system) to life affirming water sites. Following the twists and turns as he weaves the Ngalta or Desert Kurrajong to fruition. This is the tree of life and water can be sourced from its root system in times of drought or long journeys. Ned places the significant sites of Katutjara and Pirilyi in the east of traditional Spinifex Lands. Katutjara holds the Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa (Two Men Creation Line), a far reaching narrative that follows two brothers, a mulya maru (black nosed monitor) and tinka (sand goanna). It is here at Katutjara that the men kill and cook an emu and the discarded bones of the game can be still be seen at this site today. These are creation beings and as such were able to shape the landscape as they moved through it leaving indelible physical reminders of their power and presence.

Fred Grant was born in north eastern Spinifex at Ukatjatjara. Like his brother, Ned Grant, Fred went in to Cundeelee Mission a segregated bush boy (nyiingka) whose initiation into Men’s Law had been delayed because of the enduring drought at the time and the disturbance of traditional life by the Maralinga atomic testing and the rocket testing out of Woomera. Fred subsequently went ‘through’ the Law with older brother and ngalungku (contemporary initiate), Ned, in the ranges north of Laverton. Fred remained single in his younger years before marrying his life partner, Carlene West, from Tjitjiti.

With his extraordinary knowledge of Spinifex Tjukurpa and its myriad of inherent song lines Freds works are held in high esteem. They hang in prestigious collections nationally and internationally.

His artworks are in the following prestigious collections :

Harriett & Richard England Collection
National Gallery Of Australia, Canberra, Act (Mens Collaborative)
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Usa. (Mens Collaborative)
The Corrigan Collection, Australia (Mens Collaborative)
The Lepley Collection, Perth, Western Australia.
W. & V. Mcgeoch Collection, Melbourne, Vic.
Queensland Art Gallery Of Modern Art, Brisbane, Qld.
The Art Gallery Of New South Wales, Sydney, Nsw
Art Gallery Of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia (Mens Collaborative)

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