1996/0325 Mingmarriya country

Mingmarriya country

Artist

Queenie (Garagarag) MCKENZIE
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
c 1915
 in
Texas Downs Station, Kimberley region, Western Australia
Death:
1998
 in
Warmun, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Mingmarriya country
Date
1996
Medium/Material
lithograph
Dimensions
75 x 56.0cm (sheet) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1996
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1996/0325
Currently not on display

Share

Extended Label

This painting shows hills in country called Mingmarrìya near Dingo Springs east of Warmun (Turkey Creek, W.A. where the artist lives and paints. The artist takes one of her Aboriginal names, Mingmarriya, from this country. As she puts it “my name been grow up from these hills.” Mingmarriya is limestone country and there are lots of wild dingoes there. The lighter patches on the hills are the graves of old people who are buried in this country.

< Back to search
Vernon id: 14664