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Martu Art From The Far Western Desert

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23 September-30 November 2014

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Martu Art From The Far Western Desert has now finished.

Nora Nungabar, Bugai Whyoulter, Nora Wompi
Martumili Ngurra 2013
synthetic polymer paint on linen
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the Leah Cohen Bequest,
Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2014
Image courtesy the artists and Martumili Artists © the artists

Ngamaru Bidu, Yikartu Bumba, Kumpaya Girgirba, Thelma Judson,Yuwali Janice Nixon, Reena Rogers, Karnu Nancy Taylor, Ngalangka Nola Taylor
Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, Parnngurr Area 2013
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Image courtesy the artists and Martumili Artists © the artists
Photograph: Jessica Maurer

Kumpaya Girgirba, Noelene Girgirba, Thelma Judson, Noreena Kadibil, Anya Judith Samson, Kathleen Sorensen, Karnu Nancy Taylor, Natasha Williams, Sonya Williams, Marjorie Yates
Our Country 2011
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Image courtesy the artists and Martumili Artists © the artists
Photograph: Jessica Maurer

‘People don’t like painting alone’ – Ngalangka Nola Taylor, Martu artist

Martu Art from the Far Western Desert brings together a selection of collaborative paintings by 29 Martu artists of their Ngurra (Country), a vast area of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts in Western Australia. Depicting in intricate detail the desert landscape and its stories, the artworks illustrate the Martu people’s intimate knowledge of the region.

The vibrant paintings are the result of highly social and collaborative processes that involve older and younger artists coming together to paint and talk, tell stories and sing, remember and educate, ensuring that Martu history, culture and knowledge is passed on to future generations.

Ngamaru Bidu, Jakayu Biljabu, Yikartu Bumba, Patricia Butt, Maywokka May Chapman, Nyanjilpayi Nancy Chapman, Jugarda Dulcie Gibbs, Kumpaya Girgirba, Noelene Girgirba, Thelma Judson, Noreena Kadibil, Mulyatingki Marney, Yuwali Janice Nixon, Nora Nungabar, Reena Rogers, Anya Judith Samson, Dadda Samson, Muni Rita Simpson, Kathleen Sorensen, Karnu Nancy Taylor, Muuki Taylor, Ngalangka Nola Taylor, Wokka Taylor, Bugai Whyoulter, Muntararr Rosie Williams, Natasha Williams, Sonya Williams, Nora Wompi, Marjorie Yates

Curators: Anna Davis and Megan Robson (MCA)

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