2000/0004 Mogurru-Urdu

Mogurru-Urdu

Artist

Jinny Ngarta BENT
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1935
 in
Walyba, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia
Death:
2002
 in
Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Mogurru-Urdu
Date
1999
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
60 x 75cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Brigitte Braun, 2000
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2000/0004
Currently not on display

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Artist statement, c.2001When we visit that country, the living (permanent) waterholes, we see what kind of trees and water is there. I was born at Walypa but I have not been there for a long time. I have been to visit Tapu. I paint the water and the jilji from my country. I live at Kurlku. It is in the desert country. We drive for half a day to get there. We take all of the kids. There is good water there. Sometimes I paint at Kurlku. It is a good quiet place to work. Cold weather time we might visit Japingka. This is country for my father and grandfather. In our painting we put the living waterholes. Ngapa (water) where we were walking around as kids. We can't put other places in our painting. We might get in trouble or maybe we'll get sick. It feels good to put our country. Sometimes we put wirrkuja (rockhole where water collects after rain) or pirnti (claypan), warla too (similar to pirnti). We paint only our own country. Other people might get angry if we paint their country. We put only our own one. (Croft, Indigenous Art: Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2001)

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