Kungka Kutjara – Roma Butler

$500.00

55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

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Description

55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

Roma Butler

Roma is an award-winning sculpture artist and painter who primarily resides in Warakurna, WA. She travelled to Warakurna on camel after being born in the desert and spending her early years at the Ernabella Mission (now Pukatja) in SA. Roma has a broad and diverse oeuvre, being a skilled painter, tjanpi (grass) weaver and punu (wood) carver. As well as being a strong traditional knowledge woman, Roma is a natural entertainer; she helped to create Ngaanyatjarra Media organisation and continues to be involved in their work. She paints with Tjarlirli and Kaltukatjara Art when she is visiting family in these communities, and is always a joyfel and entertaining presence in the centre. Roma was a finalist in the 2021 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) with her tjanpi (weaving) work Ngayalu munu ngayaku papa (‘Me and my dogs’).

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.