1994/0345 Yalka Dreaming

Yalka Dreaming

Artist

Sonder NAMPITJINPA
Indigenous

Artwork

Title
Yalka Dreaming
Date
1986
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Dimensions
121.0 x 181.5 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1994
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1994/0345
Currently not on display

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This painting is about yalka (bush onion) – a small edible tuber that grows below the surface. Today, women use digging sticks, crow bars and large tin cans to dig for yalka and other similar-growing bush foods.In the 1980s, Sonder Turner Nampitjinpa was taught to paint by her late father, Paddy Tjangala. And, according to art scholar, Vivien Johnson, the artist ‘was one of the first women painters in the Western Desert style to gain recognition for her work’ (https://www.daao.org.au/bio/sonder-nampitjinpa-turner/biography/).Carly Lane 11/04/2018

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