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Bugai Whyoulter,Nora Wompi & Nora Nungabar, Kunawarritji Ngurra

Cat# 13-455a


Exhibition work

Bugai Whyoulter, Nora Nungabar & Nora Wompi
183 x 183cm: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2013
Cat#: 13-455a/b/c


Kunawarritji Ngurra

This painting is a collaborative work by three artists from Kunawarritji Community. Kunawarritji is an important site in the Great Sandy Desert where multiple stories and histories intersect. Originally an important spring water, at the turn of the 20th century Kunawarritji became a well (Well 33) along the Canning Stock Route. Each year throughout the 1930-50s, the well became a site of contact between the drovers, their cattle, and desert families. Today, Kunawarritji is a site of return, a place where people have come back to continue making their life in the desert.