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Tika Tika

Artist(s): Yurnangurnu Nola Campbell

Date created: 2008
Art Centre(s): Kayili Artists
Size: 151.8x101.2
Medium: acrylic on linen

Artwork Story: My family and I were walking around in that [central stock route] Country. As a little girl I carried the water. I was following my uncles and my father, Walapayi [Charlie Wallabi Tjungurrayi], who raised me. I used to chase him around when I was little, to get meat. He’s my young father. My mother is Josephine [Nangala], my own mother’s younger sister. The Tika Tika rock holes were made by Ngirntaka, the perentie goanna. Ngirntaka stopped here for one night during the Jukurrpa before continuing west on his journey towards Warburton. Many people lived at Tika Tika before Patjarr community was established, including Nola, who camped here as a young girl with her father, and her uncles and aunties.

Artwork copyright: ©2013 Yurnangurnu Nola Campbell
Catalogue ID: NC/188/KA
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 1948 Manyjilyjarra language group Napaljarri skin group Patjarr community and Wiluna Kayili Artists Nola Campbell grew up travelling in the Country between Kiwirrkurra and Kunawarritji. She is related to Charlie Wallabi (Walapayi) Tjungurrayi and Nangkatji Josephine Nangala, whom she called father and mother, and Kumpaya Girgaba, her aunt. Nola was taken to Warburton as a young woman and there she married her first husband. She moved to Wiluna and later Patjarr, where she later married artist Coiley Campbell.

Accession ID: 20131014_FORM_MIRA_B0045_0058

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.

Kapitu Kapitu

Artist(s): Ngumarnu Norma Giles

Date created: 2008
Art Centre(s): Kayili Artists
Size: 101x150.8
Medium: acrylic on linen

Artwork Story: Norma has painted some of the rockholes that her grandfathers (tjamu) and grandsons (kapali) travelled to, kapitu kapitu (rockhole to rockhole), hunting and gathering. These rockholes include Patjarr, Wirtut, Kurrpulu, Kunungurra, Pandaltjarra, Kalipi, Yalata, Tika Tika, Kulkardartja and Talila. The U shapes in the painting represent two wati (men) sitting at their shelter. The oblong shape in between the two men is the wiltja (“cubby home” or bush shelter).

Artwork copyright: ©2013 Ngumarnu Norma Giles
Catalogue ID: NG/202/KA
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 1952
Manyjilyjarra language group
Nakamarra skin group
Patjarr community
Kayili Artists
We lived in the bush. At that time we didn’t have any clothes. When we were children we used to live off the meat that our fathers and mothers killed … We grew up on all that food from the land. We lived oblivious to [the] white man and his world.

Norma grew up in the bush at Patjarr before moving to Warburton and marrying Mr Giles. She and her family were instrumental in establishing Patjarr community in their homelands.

Accession ID: 20131014_FORM_MIRA_B0045_0072

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.

Pangkapini, Minyipuru

Artist(s): Mulyatingki Marney

Date created: 2007
Art Centre(s): Martumili Artists
Size: 151x94.2
Medium: acrylic on canvas

Artwork Story: This is Pangkapini and all the rock holes and soaks that I remember on the western, northern and eastern sides of Karlamilyi. I grew up around that area with my mum and dad. The Seven Sisters sat down and rested [at many of these places]. When I was a child, we camped one night at Natawalu. The Seven Sisters also rested there.

Location depicted: Pangkapini, rock holes, soaks around Karlamilyi
Place of creation: Martumili
Latitude/Longitude: -23.01/119.22

Artwork copyright: ©2013 Mulyatingki Marney
Catalogue ID: MM/136/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 1941
Manyjilyjarra language group
Karimarra skin group
Punmu community
Martumili Artists
Mulyatingki was born at Nyinyiri near the Canning Stock Route and grew up in Karlamilyi. The first time her family saw white people there, they hid in a cave until nightfall. In 1966 she and her family walked into Balfour Downs station. They were one of the last families to leave the desert. In 1982 Mulyatingki relocated to Punmu, where she now lives with her sisters, Ngarnjapayi Nancy and May Chapman. Their brother is Bidyadanga artist Jawarta Donald Moko.

Accession ID: 20131014_FORM_MIRA_B0045_0018

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.

Kunawarritji & Kinyu

Artist(s): Eubena (Yupinya) Nampitjin

Date created: 2007
Art Centre(s): Warlayirti Artists
Size: 155.6x80.5
Medium: acrylic on linen

Artwork Story: This painting represents the rock holes and soaks that surround the ancestral dingo site, Jarntu (Kinyu). The long lines depict the high red sandhills that dominate this Country.

Location depicted: Kunawarritji (Well 33) and Kinyu (Well 35)
Place of creation: Lake Stretch
Latitude/Longitude: -19.0796/128.2542

Artwork copyright: ©2013 Eubena (Yupinya) Nampitjin
Catalogue ID: EN/111/WA
Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on use

Photographer: Jason McCarthy
Photograph date: 2009-05-21
Photography copyright: National Museum of Australia
Format: Image
Category: Artwork

Artist(s) biography:
born about 1920, died 2013
Manyjilyjarra, Kukatja, Wangkajunga, Putijarra language groups
Nampitjin skin group
Balgo community
Warlayirti Artists
Eubena grew up around Jarntu and Nyirla. With her first husband, Gimme, she travelled north along the Canning Stock Route with the drovers. While raising their six daughters at Balgo mission, Eubena helped Gimme and a local priest compile a Kukatja-language dictionary. Eubena began a famous painting partnership with her second husband, Wimmitji Tjapangarti, and her paintings have inspired the work of many other members of her extended desert family.

Accession ID: 20131011_FORM_MIRA_B0044_0093

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.

Title: Kunawarritji & Kinyu
Artist(s): Eubena (Yupinya) Nampitjin

Date created: 2007
Art Centre(s): Warlayirti Artists
Size: 155.6x80.5
Medium: acrylic on linen

Artwork Story: This painting represents the rock holes and soaks that surround the ancestral dingo site, Jarntu (Kinyu). The long lines depict the high red sandhills that dominate this Country.

Location depicted: Kunawarritji (Well 33) and Kinyu (Well 35)
Place of creation: Lake Stretch
Latitude/Longitude: -19.0796/128.2542

Artwork copyright: ©2013 Eubena (Yupinya) Nampitjin
Catalogue ID: EN/111/WA
Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on use

Photographer: Jason McCarthy
Photograph date: 2009/05/21
Photography copyright: National Museum of Australia
Format: Image
Category: Artwork

Artist(s) biography:
born about 1920, died 2013
Manyjilyjarra, Kukatja, Wangkajunga, Putijarra language groups
Nampitjin skin group
Balgo community
Warlayirti Artists
Eubena grew up around Jarntu and Nyirla. With her first husband, Gimme, she travelled north along the Canning Stock Route with the drovers. While raising their six daughters at Balgo mission, Eubena helped Gimme and a local priest compile a Kukatja-language dictionary. Eubena began a famous painting partnership with her second husband, Wimmitji Tjapangarti, and her paintings have inspired the work of many other members of her extended desert family.

Accession ID: 20131011_FORM_MIRA_B0044_0093

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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