Minymar Kitjarra (Two Ladies)
Artist(s): Katapi Pulpurru Davies
Date created: 2008
Art Centre(s): Kayili Artists
Medium: acrylic on linen
Artwork Story: In this painting two ancestral women, the Minyma Kutjarra, encounter two men, the Wati Kutjarra. The men watch the women cry and sing. One of them has lost her special white dog. She wails and asks her companion, ‘Where are we going to look? Where can he be?’ as they walk in circles looking for it.
Location depicted: Nyukur
Artwork copyright: ©2013 Katapi Pulpurru Davies
Catalogue ID: PD/203/KA
Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on use
Photographer: Jason McCarthy
Photograph date: 2009-05-25
Photography copyright: National Museum of Australia
born about 1939
Manyjilyjarra language group
Napangarti skin group
I was born north of here [Patjarr] at Untaru. It’s only now … that we’ve been living in communities. I travelled around to all the waterholes and country that belonged to our family. We used to live in our Country. We lived there for a long time and then we went to a place with houses, Warburton.
Pulpurru returned to her traditional Country when Patjarr community was established.
Accession ID: 20131014_FORM_MIRA_B0045_0073
Provenance: This material is sourced from Ngurra Kuju Walyja — the Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 by FORM and developed in partnership with Birriliburu, Kayili, KALACC, Mangkaja, Martumili, Ngurra, Papunya Tula, Paruku IPA, Warlayirti and Yulparija artists and art centres.