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Ngamurru/Katjarra

Artist: Katjarra Butler

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions:
H 152cm x W 120cm
H 60" x W 47½"

Ngamurrunya ngaanya Kapi. Ngamurrunya ngayuku ngurra. Ngaanya wa -ngarringu Ngamurrunya Kapi pir kutjarra. Kapi yirnta purinypa wiya. Kapituka nyinarranytja Kungka Tjurta Tjukurta, Nangala pirni ngayuku Ngunytju Ngamurrula nyinarra mapakarnu. Nyangkaya Marrapirn ku/Kiwirrkurraku Kungka Kutjupa Tjurta lipula yanangi Kungkaya Nungurrayi kamu Nangala. Ngamurrulaya Mayi talingka pakalpayinya wanpurru yurrara paara ngalkuningi. Nyaratjaya Kakarra Papunku kamu Ngartankulpi yanu.These two waterholes are of Ngamurru. Ngamurru is my home. The pain ng shows the waterholes of Ngamurru. It is not like a spring - the waterhole dries out a er a while. At these waterholes many women were staying here for a short while in the crea on me (Dream me).These women were Nangala, my mothers. Another group of women, a group of Nungurrayi and Nangala were travelling to Marrpirn /Kiwirrkura while the Nangala women were at Ngamurru. At Ngamurru the Nangala women collect, cooked and ate the bush tucker wanpurru that goes on sandhills. They then set off to the east to Papun and Ngartan.

Item No: 1376


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