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Roy Underwood: Miramiratjara 2011


  • No.:RK1628
  • Medium:Acrylic on Cotton
  • Size:154 × 111,5 cm
  • Year:2011
  • Region:Spinifex Country
  • Art Centre:Spinifex Arts Project
  • Status:

Roy has painted Miramiratjara a place known to the Spinifex people as a powerful and dangerous place. Miramiratjara is known for it's permanent underground supply of water which is guarded by dangerous water snakes. The old people must accompany visitors to the site as only they how to pacify the snakes with smoke. Miramiratjara was a place where the Spinifex mob would travel to in times of drought as the water was permanent but did require digging.

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