Kapi and Rockhole Tjukurpa – Winsome Newberry

$200.00

40.6cm x 55.9cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

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40.6cm x 55.9cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

Winsome Newberry

Winsome Newberry is an established Ngaanyatjarra artist who was born in Kaltukatjara (Docker River), and has spent much of her time between Warakurna and Kaltukatjara. Winsome paints important Tjukurpa (Dreaming), including her paternal grandfather’s country near the Rawlinson Ranges in Western Australia. Winsome learned painting from her mother in Warakurna as an adult, and enjoys painting with a number of different techniques including dotting with a purnu (wooden stick) and using a variety of brushes to create her textured and striking canvases.

Kapi and Rockhole Tjukurpa

This painting is a topographic rendering of rockholes surrounding Lake Christopher, a large and usually-dry lakebed in the remote Rawlinson Ranges of the Ngaanyatjarra lands. While the lake only fills with water after big rains, these rockholes have kapi (water) in them even in the dry season. These rockholes are surrounded by tali (sandhills) and bush flowers and plants. Winsome’s aunt was born at these rockholes and she has visited this country with her uncle. This area is Winsome’s father and grandfather’s country and she enjoys visiting with family to see it regularly, last visiting in 2020.