Marruwa, 2005

Artist: Mitjili Napanangka Gibson

Region: Western Desert

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 91 x 122 cm
(Artwork can be rotated)

Catalogue Number: 9435MN

Price: 12500.00


Talking about this painting, Mitjili says that Marruwa is west of Janyinki and is a soakage. It is not the same place as the Marruwa on the south west side of the lake that Walala and Walimpirri call home. The Marruwa that Mitjili talks about is east of Mina Mina. 

In this painting Mitjili is depicting the tracks of family moving between sites around the Marruwa area. Mitjili is telling the story of people including Mitjili’s father camping on their travels to where Kiwirrkurra community is today. They had to walk over many sandhills on foot.

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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