Artist: Bugai Whyoulter
Size: 75cm x 152cm
Medium: Acrylic on linen
Punmu - This painting portrays the Country around Punmu, a community that sits on the edge of an important warla (lake) known as Lake Dora. There are lots of important yinta (spring waters) all around Punmu. The lake runs south into the area known as Karlamilyi (Rudall River National Park) Rudall River runs into the bottom of the lake. Parnngurr Community is at the southern end of the Karlamilyi area. Bugai has extensive knowledge of all this area as she travelled throughout this Country with her family during the Pujiman (bush) days.
Please note this artwork comes in a dark brown walnut l-slip frame
Martumili Artists was established in late 2006 and supports Martu artists in Kunawarritji, Punmu, Parnngurr, Jigalong, Warralong, Irrungadi (Nullagine) and Parnpajinya (Newman). Many Martu artists have close relationships with established artists amongst Yulparija, Kukatja and other Western Desert peoples and are now gaining recognition in their own right for their diverse, energetic and unmediated painting styles. Their works reflect the dramatic geography and scale of their homelands in the Great Sandy Desert and Rudall River regions of Western Australia. Martumili Artists represents speakers of Manyjilyjarra, Warnman, Kartujarra, Putijarra and Martu Wangka languages, many of whom experienced first contact with Europeans in the 1960s. The artists include painters, working in acrylics and oils, as well as weavers coiling baskets and sculptors working in wood, grass and wool. Martu artists proudly maintain their creative practices whilst pursuing social and cultural obligations across the Martu homelands.
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