Artist(s): Jawarta Donald Moko
Date created: 2007
Art Centre(s): Yulparija Artists
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Artwork Story: The story of Nyilangkurr links the southern and northern areas of stock route Country. In this painting, Kunawarritji (Well 33) (the red cross in the top right corner) lies at the northern end of a long chain of jila, and Nyilangkurr, an important men’s ceremonial site near Well 25, lies at the other. After conducting their ceremonies at Nyilangkurr, men would travel north to continue their ceremonies at the jila in Wangkajunga Country. Yalta, the birthplace of Rover Thomas, lies in the sandhills (the red and blue stripes) near Kunawarritji.
Location depicted: Nyilangkurr
Artwork copyright: ©2013 Jawarta Donald Moko
Catalogue ID: DM/189/SS
Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on use
Photographer: Jason McCarthy
Photograph date: 2009-05-25
Photography copyright: National Museum of Australia
born about 1928
Wangkajunga, Yulparija, Kukatja, Manyjilyjarra language groups
Karimarra skin group
Like a titu [bird] travelling around … Jawarta grew up around the Percival Lakes and Well 33. He became a man at Jigalong, travelling afterwards to Wiluna, Lajamanu and Papunya. He stopped for a time at Anna Plains station, then moved to Bidyadanga in the 1960s. Jawarta has travelled extensively throughout his life as a maparn (healer), law man and artist. He is married to Miyapu Mary Meribida.
Artwork Diagram: nyilangkurr_donald_moko_detail
Accession ID: 20131014_FORM_MIRA_B0045_0059
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.