1987/0163 Larripuka main country

Larripuka main country

Artist

Jimmy PIKE
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1940
 in
Japingka, south of Fitzroy Crossing, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia
Death:
03 Nov 2002
 in
Derby, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Larripuka main country
Date
1987
Medium/Material
colour screen-print
Dimensions
67 x 84.8cm (sheet)50.8 x 60.8cm (image) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1987
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1987/0163
Currently not on display

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Artist statementBecause people bin travel through there Dreamtime, big mob, right through to Japingka they went past there. That's the story of old people. Law country and Dreamtime country. Old time, people never bin think about anything. Everything bin change, like Government come and talk about what country people want and people from bush, they think back to go back to country, like Dreamtime country, grandfather country and father country. Before, people bin live in the country and people bin die in the country, long time ago. People move around, rainy time, and when it come winter time, they move back again. (O'Ferrall, Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs, 1995)

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