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Katjarra Butler: Ngamurru / Katjarra


Details

  • No.:RK1244
  • Medium:Acrylic on Cotton
  • Size:75,5 × 75,5 cm
  • Year:2015
  • Region:Ngaanyatjarra Lands
  • Art Centre:Tjarlirli Art
  • Status:

„Ngamurrunya ngaanya kapi. Ngamurrunya ngayuku ngurra. Ngaanya wati-ngarringu Ngamurrunya kapi pirti kutjarra. Kapi yirnta purinypa wiya. Kapituka nyinarranytja kungka tjuta tjukurta, Nangala pirni ngayuku ngunytju ngamurrula nyinarra mapakarnu. Nyangkaya Marrapintiku/ Kiwirrkuraku kungka kutjupa tjuta lipula yanangi kungkaya Nungurrayi kamu Nangala. Ngamurrulaya mayi talingka pakalpayinya wanpurru yurrara paara ngalkuningi. Nyaratjaya kakarra Papunku kamu Ngartankulpi yanu.

These two waterholes are of Ngamurru. Ngamurru is my home.The painting shows the waterholes of Ngamarru. It is not like a spring – the waterhole dries out after a while. At these waterholes many women are staying here for a short while in the creation time (Dreamtime). These women were Nangala, my mothers. Another group of women, a group of Nungurrayi and Nangala were travelling to Marrpirnti / Kiwirrkura while the Nangala women were at Ngamurru. At Ngamurru the Nangala women collect, cooked and ate bush tucker wanpurru that goes on sandhills. They then set off to the east to Papun and Ngartan.


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