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Peter Mungkuri: Ngura (Country) 2016


  • No.:RKP0042
  • Medium:Ink and Tea on Hahnemühle Paper
  • Size:78 x 107 cm (framed 85 x 114 cm)
  • Year:2016
  • Region:APY Lands (East)
  • Art Centre:Iwantja Arts
  • Status:

Tangled with energy and flowing movement, Mungkuri’s paintings shimmer with romanticism and erudite recounts of country. Sweeping and inky pathways linked loosely together, connect a myriad of softly dotted rings, evoking a landscape abundant with hidden water holes.

Tender and boldly constructed trees spring up between interlocking rolls of mountain ranges, hinting towards the waves of a sand swept desert. Bordering the artwork with structured branches and pathways, Mungkuri creates a vantage point of peering into the drawing, viewing as if through a window.

“I’ve got good knowledge of horses, stockmen, the country. These things, everything, is my memory – my knowledge, I like painting my country, I like to paint the memories of my country.”

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