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Nguru Yurntumu-wana (Country around Yuendumu)

Clarise Nampijinpa Poulson
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
122.5 x 122.5 cm
Warlukurlangu Artists


This painting depicts the natural landscape around Yuendumu. The bush around Yuendumu features plenty of watiya (trees), marna (grass), kuyu (animals) to hunt, and miyi (edible plants) to gather. There are a number of beautiful natural features close to Yuendumu, including rocky hills, creeks, soakages, and waterholes. There are also a number of small outstations around Yuendumu. These include Yuwali (Bean Tree), Wakurlpa, Purturlu (Mt. Theo), Jirla (Chilla Well), Yarripirlangu, Wayililinpa, and many more. There are many sites around Yuendumu that are associated with different Jukurrpa. All the sites around Yuendumu are owned and cared for by different skin subsections and are associated with different Jukurrpa. Some people are kirda (owners) of the Jukurrpa, and others are kurdungurlu (custodians).

Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.

On behalf of Desart’s staff and art centre members, the Executive Committee humbly and respectfully acknowledge the Arrernte Apmereke Artweye (Traditional Owners) and Kwertengerle (Traditional Managers) of Mparntwe.


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