Nora Wompi - Kunawarritji Ngurra (wells 32 to 34) - 121 x 76 cm - 14-59


Nora Wompi - Kunawarritji Ngurra (wells 32 to 34) - 121 x 76 cm - 14-59


Artiste : Nora Wompi (1939)

Titre de l'œuvre : Kunawarritji Ngurra (wells 32 to 34) - Seven Sisters

Format : 121 x 76 cm

Provenance et certificat : centre d'art aborigène de Martumili

Référence de cette peinture : 14-59

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Explications pour cette œuvre :

"This is a rock hole that was made in the Jukurrpa. These Kanaputa [ancestral beings] are the stars in the sky. The Seven Sisters are standing up as a group of trees between Nyipil [Well 34] and Kunawarritji [Well 33].

I was a little baby here at the rock holes of Kunawarritji and Nyarruri [Well 32]. I painted all the little hills around that area. In the Jukurrpa, they were all squeezed out of the soft earth. People made them."

Wompi paints the Country around her homelands of Kunawarritji, a place associated with the Minyipuru Jukurrpa (Seven Sister Dreaming). In 1906, Kunawarrtiji also became a well on the Canning Stock Route, and from an early age Wompi and her family had encounters with the white men who drove cattle along the route. As a young woman, Wompi followed the drovers north to Balgo Mission, where she stayed for many years. She learnt to paint there with her close friend, Eubena Nampitjin, and returned to Kunawarritji, where she lives and paints today, when it became a community in its own right.

© Photo : Aboriginal Signature Estrangin gallery with the courtesy of the artists and Martumili

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