91 x 91cm: acrylic on canvas
“This is my brother Dusty’s country, he was born here. It is my country too but I was born at Jigalong. This country is the otherside of Puntawarri – my mother told me stories about this place. It’s good country.”
This painting depicts Yurl Yurl, located in the country surrounding Jigalong, where the artist lives. The artist’s home county lies to the east of Jigalong Community. While growing up at Jigalong mission, the artist returned to her home every weekend to hunt and camp.
Dadda is recognised as a great authority in Jigalong and is particularly knowledgeable about Country in that area. Many of her paintings have a hovering, vibrating quality that is thoroughly grounded in Country, jukurrpa (dreaming) and history, even while it challenges stereotypes of ‘traditional’ desert paintings.
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Martumili Artists acknowledges the Nyiyaparli and Martu people as the Traditional Owners of the land we live and work on. We also acknowledge the Traditional Owners throughout our country and our Elders; past, present and emerging.