Kuruyultu – Julieanne Farmer

$750.00

76.2cm x 101.5cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

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76.2cm x 101.5cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

Julieanne Farmer

Julieanne is a strong arts worker at the Kaltukatjara art centre helping our artists around the studio, as well as being an accomplished painter in her own right. Julieanne depicts the Pitjantjatjara country of her mother heading towards Mutitjulu and Areyonga. She also paints the Ngaanyatjarra country of her father which is Tjukurla and Warakurna. Recently, Julieanne has also been learning skills of photography and film to expand her practice into new mediums. She enjoys recording the art centre’s bush trips and travels, and has assisted with the creation of the art centre’s digital archive. Julieanne is a constant and key presence in the art centre, training new staff, helping with bush trips and teaching visitors and younger generations the importance of culture.

Kuruyultu – Julieanne

This painting is about a Dreamtime story. The Ngaanyatjarra people call the site ‘Kuru Yurltu’- meaning ‘Hollow Eye’. This cavern-like tunnel holds a large body of water, and is the the physical representation of a dreamtime story in which a man is speared through the torso as punishment for a crime. This tunnel represents the hole in the man’s body after being speared. Julieanne paints the surrounding country of this site from her grandfather and grandmother, often depicting the sandhills.