Lydia Balbal - Martakulu - 106 x 75 cm - 829882 (sold)

Lydia Balbal - Martakulu - 106 x 75 cm - 829882 - peinture d'art Aborigène d'Australie
Lydia Balbal - Martakulu - 106 x 75 cm - 829882 - peinture d'art Aborigène d'Australie

Lydia Balbal - Martakulu - 106 x 75 cm - 829882 (sold)


Artiste : Lydia Balbal

Titre de l'œuvre : Martakulu

Format : 106 x 75 cm

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

Référence de cette peinture aborigène : 829882


Explications sur cette peinture d’art Aborigène :

Lydia Balbal (1958) is a Mangala woman. Lydia's country is near Punmu in the Great Sandy Desert of W.A. Her people's existence was threatened by severe drought so that they had little choice but to leave their traditional country. Her family were some of the last to walk out to the coastal town of Bidyadanga (then La Grange Mission) located two hours south of Broome in the early 70s. Lydia first began painting in 2007 but has already received significant attention from collectors and the media alike. 

Martakulu is a soak out near Punmu near the Canning Stock Route in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. It is strong womans country, it is part of the women's law line. Long time ago a law man he come up to this country, he went home and left his wife and baby. They make him fire and sit down, cook mayi (bush food) and then started to cry for her husband. Her tears made that soak. It is important country this one. Lydia says "I been young girl walked all around here with my mummy and daddy. We camp and hunt here." This painting shows the rockhole with king brown snakes and their eggs.

Collections : Murdoch University Art Collection. Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands. Thomas Vroom Collection, The Netherlands. National Gallery of Victoria Felton Collection. Queensland Art Gallery. Laverty Collection. Monash University Art Collection. Lepley Collection. Western Australian Art Gallery. National Gallery of Australia. Wesfarmers Collection. Australia Parliament House Collection. Brocard - Estrangin Collection. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia…

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

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