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Kunawarritji rock holes

Pauline Williams
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
121.5 x 75.5 cm
Martumili Artists


These are the rock holes around Kunawarritji (Canning Stock Route Well 33). My mum [Jugarda Dulcie Gibbs] painted the same. It’s my father’s Country; he was born at Well 33. I’m painting Well 35, Kinyu, all the way to Well 38, Wajaparni. This is a big place for us. It’s important. I went on a trip with Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa [ranger group] last year [2018] to visit all these rock holes.

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