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Wilkinkarra (2005)

Artist: Mitjili Napanangka Gibson

Region: Western Desert

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 74 x 103 cm
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Catalogue Number: 9166MN

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Wilkinkarra is Lake Mackay itself. Mitjili says that this was a walkabout place for them. The dreaming story that exists on the lake that she can talk about to some degree, concerns a Tjapangardi man who spins a hair string from hair, “Like this one on my head”.

When Mitjili walked around the Wilkinkarra area, one of the main places where she grew up was Parrailpit, a large desert wetland area with many eucalyptus trees.

In this painting, Mitjili visualises the country in Lake MacKay – Wilkinkarra – where people such as Mitjili’s father (Tjapangardi) and her sisters (Napanangkas) would camp and then go away into the surrounding land to hunt.

Wilkinkarra is Lake Mackay itself. Mitjili says that this was a walkabout place for them.


Mitjili Napanangka Gibson

Region: Kiwirrkurra (Gibson Desert), WA

When Miltjili was a young girl, her aunties would tell her stories about her country and the Jukurrpa or Dreaming stories associated with Mina Mina, a sacred site for Napanangka’s and Napangardi’s.

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