91 x 121 cm: acrylic on linen
Pinpi (Durba Springs)/ Kumpurpintil
Pinpi (Durba Springs) is a spring and adjacent cave located just south east of Jilukurru (Killagurra Spring, Canning Stock Route Well 17). Pinpi is an important site in the Wati Kujarra (Two Goanna Men) Jukurrpa (Dreaming) narrative, and the red rock walls surrounding the spring feature many paintings referencing this story.
The Wati Kujarra existed as half men, half goanna. They were responsible for the creation of many land features in Martu Country and beyond as they travelled, hunted and burned Country together. Wati Kujarra is a ngurlu (sacred, taboo) men’s story, and for this reason much of the content is only shared with initiated men.
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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.