Wangurnu – Sally Butler

$650.00

55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

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55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

Sally Butler

Sally Butler is the daughter of Katjarra Butler. She has two sons, Patrick and Winston. Sally spends most of her time at Tjukurla Community although she has connections in Darwin and Batchelor. Sally’s paintings usually depict the women out collecting food around the Tjukurla area.

Wangurnu

The women have been collecting the tiny seed of the grass called Wangurnu in the area south of Kiwikurra , Larrara. They grind the seed into a fine flour that is collected in the coolamon (wooden bowls) then mix the flour with water to make nyuma (damper) that is cooked in the fire. The women have their digging sticks and wooden bowls with them. This is a landscape dominted by sandhills and is near Sally’s birth place. She remembers the stories her grandmother told her when she was growing up.