Artist(s): Kampirr Veronica Lulu
Date created: 2007
Art Centre(s): Paruku Indigenous Protected Area
Medium: acrylic on linen
Artwork Story: This one Bush tucker (Mungily). Walmajarri people were living on this bush tucker. The old people used to collect them and dry in the sun. The seeds from this plant can be dried, washed to remove salty taste and rolled into damper and cooked. This was food for our ancestors.
Artwork copyright: ©2013 Kampirr Veronica Lulu
Catalogue ID: VL/162/PAR
Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on use
Photographer: Jason McCarthy
Photograph date: 2009-05-11
Photography copyright: National Museum of Australia
Walmajarri language group
Napangarti skin group
Paruku Indigenous Protected Area
We always sit together and talk about Paruku. My father used to tell story and sing song for Sturt Creek, teach all the kids.
Lulu was born and grew up around Nyarna (Lake Stretch). Before settling at Mulan in her father’s homeland, she lived at Billiluna station and then Balgo, where she helped establish Palyalatju Maparnpa health service. Today she works for Paruku Indigenous Protected Area and paints for both Paruku and Warlayirti art centres.
Accession ID: 20131014_FORM_MIRA_B0045_0039
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.