Kanta Donnegan - Kapi Piti Tjuntjun - 137 x 110 cm - 18-79 (sold)

Kanta Donnegan - Kapi Piti Tjuntjun - 137 x 110 cm - 18-79
Kanta Donnegan - Kapi Piti Tjuntjun - 137 x 110 cm - 18-79

Kanta Donnegan - Kapi Piti Tjuntjun - 137 x 110 cm - 18-79 (sold)


Artiste : Kanta Donnegan

Titre de l'œuvre : Kapi Piti Tjuntjun

Format : 137 x 110 cm

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

Référence de cette peinture : 18-79


Explications pour cette œuvre :

Kanta (1944) has painted the Minyma Tjuta or Seven Sisters story as it passes through her homeland area Tjuntun. The Minyma Tjuta story is a powerful and pertinent story to women right across the Western Desert. In this story several women are travelling across country while being pursued by a lustful oder man who wants to catch himself a wife. In Spinifex country where the women have been present there will be a significant landmark or change in geographic terrain. Kanta has represented the women by the semi circular motif where they are siting down eating bush foods. The larger roundalls are the rockholes across Spinifex country in particular Tjuntun, Pirapi, Karnka, Upinya, Tjarki and Mamutu. The women finally left this area and headed north to a significant womens site called Tjintirkara. Nyiiru continued to follow them.

Kanta was born circa 1944 in the gentle sand plain country of southern Spinifex between the Tjuntun and Unpun rock holes. The ubiquitous men’s tjukurpa, Wati Kutjara (Two Men) courses through the middle of Kanta's country on its way east to S.A. where it acts as the lynch pin for two other men’s tjukurpa heading to a common destination at Kaliwani (Lake Maurice).

Kanta went into Cundeelee Mission in the late 1950s sweep a young married woman without children. Kanta had one son and three daughters by her first husband (dec.) in Cundeelee and returned to Spinifex in the first wave of resettlers in 1984. Apart from attending the odd exhibition or women’s trip to the outside Kanta has not left the desert lands since. Several years after the Rictor family came in from northern Spinifex she married one of the sons, Ian - her kuri pikitja, often translated as “promised one”. As if forged by the early years in her country Kanta is gentle soul and has assiduously painted with the Spinifex Art Project since representing her country in the women’s native title painting in 1997. Kathleen has painted on most of the women’s collaboratives.

Her artworks are in the following prestigious collections :

Collection Prince Stefan Of Liechtenstein, Embassy Of Liechtenstein In Germany.(Womens Collaborate)
Museum Of Western Australia
The Corrigan Collection, Australia. (Womens Collaborative)
The Lepley Collection, Perth, Western Australia. (Womens Collaborative)
The National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic. (Womens Collaborative)
The Sims Dickson Collection, Nsw (Collaborative With Ngalpingka Simms)
Artbank, Australian Government Collection. Australia.
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, Act (Womens Collaborative)
Art Gallery Of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia (Womens Collaborative)

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