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Nora Wompi, Kunawarritji Ngurra


Cat# 14-705

SKU: 14-705MA2014


Exhibition work

Nora Wompi
91 x 91cm: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2014
Cat#: 14-705

Kunawarritji Ngurra

Wompi paints the Country around her homelands of Kunawarritji, a place associated with the Minyipuru Jukurrpa (Seven Sister Dreaming). In 1906, Kunawarrtiji also became a well on the Canning Stock Route, and from an early age Wompi and her family had encounters with the white men who drove cattle along the route. As a young woman, Wompi followed the drovers north to Balgo Mission, where she stayed for many years. She learnt to paint there with her close friend, Eubena Nampitjin, and returned to Kunawarritji, where she lives and paints today, when it became a community in its own right.