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Video Title: Nana

Video Description: Filmed at Kilykily (Well 36) on the 2007 Canning Stock Route return to Country trip, Nana follows the story of Martumili artist Jakayu Biljabu, who grew up in the Country around Well 25. Morika Biljabu is the granddaughter of Jakayu, thus the title Nana.

Date created: 2007
People: Jakayu Biljabu, Morika Biljabu
Art Centre(s): Martumili Artists, CSR Project
Place of creation: Well 36, Kilykily, singing, travelling, Jigalong, Kartarru, Nyilangkurr, Well 25, Wantili
Latitude/Longitude: -22.13954/125.28315
Language: Manyjilyjarra

Director: Morika Biljabu
Editor: Paul Elliott
Camera: Morika Biljabu
Translator: Desmond Taylor, Bobby Roberts, Monique La Fontaine
Executive Producer: FORM

Rights: © Morika Biljau and FORM Canning Stock Route Project, 2007
Clip length: 0:03:58
Protocols: PUBLIC ACCESS
Format: Video
Source: Screen 4 Video
Category: Video
Accession ID: 20130920_FORM_MIRA_B0023_0003

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.

Martilirri, Kalypa, Kartarru

Artist(s): Ngamayu Ngamaru Bidu

Date created: 2008
Art Centre(s): Martumili Artists
Size: 147.5x99.6
Medium: acrylic on canvas

Artwork Story: This is a well called Martilirri [Well 22]. And around there is also Kalypa [Well 23] and Kartarru [Well 24], in the middle. And in summertime we could stop in those places because they have permanent water. After the rain we could move back to our homeland because the rock holes and soaks would all be filled again. And the footprints are a Dreamtime story of a man looking for a water. Wanti [woman] and a man travelling together and flying. When they checked it, there was no water around that rock hole, and when there was no water they flew. They went forever. That was in the Dreamtime when they were walking around.

Location depicted: Martilirri (Well 22)

Artwork copyright: ©2013 Ngamayu Ngamaru Bidu
Catalogue ID: NB/199/MM
Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on use

Photographer: Jason McCarthy
Photograph date: 2009-05-25
Photography copyright: National Museum of Australia
Format: Image
Category: Artwork

Artist(s) biography:
born about 1950
Manyjilyjarra language group,
Karimarra skin group
Parnngurr community
Martumili Artists
Ngamayu grew up around Pitu. As a child, she encountered surveyor Len Beadell, who was grading roads near Well 22. He gave Ngamayu and her siblings fruit. Not realising that it was meant to be eaten raw, they cooked the fruit until it was completely dried up. After meeting Beadell, Ngamayu’s family was picked up at Parnngurr rock hole and taken to Jigalong.

Accession ID: 20131014_FORM_MIRA_B0045_0069

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.

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