2016/0014 Pinta-Pinta (Butterfly)

Pinta-Pinta (Butterfly)

Artist

Kuntjil (Kunmanara) COOPER
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1921
 in
Irrunytju (Wingellina), Western Australia
Death:
2010

Artwork

Title
Pinta-Pinta (Butterfly)
Date
2004
Medium/Material
drawing on paper
Dimensions
39.5 x 51.0 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Sue and Ian Bernadt, 2016
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2016/0014
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightKuntjil Cooper, like her contemporary Anmanari Brown, is senior woman of the Pitjantjatjara language group. She was born at Irrunytju Rockhole and lived in the desert with her family until she was a teenager, when she met white people for the first time. Cooper began painting only relatively recently and works solely through Irrunytju Arts. She was one of the senior women who helped to establish this remote art centre to support cultural practices in country and as an economic initiative. Her ink drawing is thought to be among the first set ever produced by Irrunytju artists. (AGWA 2005)

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