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Fred Grant, Ned Grant (Collaborative): Ngura Pila 2015


  • No.:RK1222
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:136,5 × 137 cm
  • Year:2015
  • Region:Spinifex Country
  • Art Centre:Spinifex Arts Project
  • Status:

Ned and Fred Grant are two senior Spinifex men who are brothers. They have combined here to paint the country around where each was born and grew up.

Fred: „Nyangatja ngura tjuta nyangatja kapi piti tjuta nyangatja kapi piti Mingamiri ka kapi piti kutjupa Kawinya ka kapi piti kutjupa Itaratjara. – This is a big part of the country with lots of rockholes. The ones of significance are Mingamiri, Kawinya und Itaratjara.“

Ned: „Nyangatja kapi piti Purpurtjara ka panya kutjupa Untiti ka kutjupa Papatatjara ka kutjupa Kulimara ka kutjupa Nintipiti ka kutjupa Mulyaputa ka kapi piti tjuta Spinifexku ngura. – This rockhole is called Purpurtjara and the others of significance are Untiti, Papatatjara, Kulimara, Ninti Piti und Mulyaputa. This is all in Spinifex country. There are many many rockholes throughout Spinifex country.“

Ned Grant is a senior traditional owner of a large area of Spinifex country in the Great Victoria Desert, WA. Ned was born al Mulpula about 1941 and grow up around this area with his immediate family until his family left the Spinifex area after the Maralinga nuclear testing. Coming into Cundeelee Mission around the 1960’s with his family Ned maintained a semi nomadic life between the mission and the bush.

Fred Grant was born at Ukatjatjara c. 1946. A southern Pitjantjatjara man, Fred grew up with parents and small family group following ceremonial cycles and surviving by traditional methods. Fred came into Cundeelee Mission as young initiated man where he lived with extended family. In the eighties Fred returned to country with older people setting up camp at Yakadunya, later developing a community at Tjuntjuntjara.

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