Kungka Kutjara – Bonnie Connelly


40.6m x 76.2cm: acrylic on canvas

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40.6m x 76.2cm: acrylic on canvas

Bonnie Connelly

Bonnie was born in Illurpa, a place near Blackstone in the Ngaanyatjarra lands. When she was young her mother took her to Ernabella, later they moved to Angus Downs and then Mutitjulu.┬áBonnie’s father passed away in Alintjarra. She has a lot of family in Warakurna and in Blackstone. Bonnie’s father’s country is Manta Maru. Bonnie now resides in Kaltukatjara (Docker River).

Kungka Kutjara

This painting depicts Kungka Kutjara, meaning Two Women, and is one of the most significant Tjukurpa stories of the Western Desert region. It tells the story of two sisters travelling through the desert. As they travelled, their actions created landmarks such as rock holes and mountain ranges, forging a record of their travels across the land. The story involves sensitive information that only women are allowed to know, therefore the fine details cannot be published here.