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Ngura tjuta: Big country

Carol Young
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
92 x 127 cm
Ninuku Arts


My Aloysius, good water there. Ngura tjuta (lots of country) including: Altjurungka, Kunaltju, Wangkal, Tur, Wiltju, Wipuwarra, Warratjuntjun, Pitlja Piltj. Carol Young paints in the style of her grandmother Nyankulya Watson. The story passed down to her is about Nyankulya’s country and the many places she travelled to as a young girl. Carol learnt all the rock holes from her grandmother.

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