Artwork by Mary GibsonArtwork by Mary Gibson

Ngayaku Ngurra – Mary Gibson


40.6m x 76.2cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

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40.6m x 76.2cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

This painting depicts Mary’s country, at a sacred site known as the home of the Tingarri beings.

Mary was born bush way at Kurluwarri, west of this sacred site, but this place is Mary’s country, her home. It is where as a child she lived in the bush with her family, walking huge distances across the desert. Mary’s in-depth knowledge of the sand hills, clay pans and rock holes of her country are represented with bold lines and detailed dot work in her traditional style paintings. Mary steadily works her away across the canvas, repeating motifs that are part of a visual language unique to the Western Desert, to allow for a continuation of traditional forms and stories.

All the ladies, kungka pirni, all the young ladies. Sitting down, making Kampurrampa (bush berries), Wangurnu (grain), eating lots of bush foods. Sitting next to those rockholes. You been see.

Ngayulu palyanyi tali, puli, munu kapi kulupa kutjarra. I paint the sandhills, hills, rocks and the two little rockholes there, not big ones, little ones.