Kirtipirli, 2021


  • 46cm x 61cm x cm
  • 2021
  • acrylic on canvas
  • Catalog No: 1115-21-62
  • Kirtipirli is a rockhole located south east of Kunawarritji Aboriginal community. Nearby water sources include Julyjarru and Nyakarilpa. This area forms part of Kumpaya’s ngurra (home Country, camp), the region which she knew intimately and travelled extensively with her family in her youth. During the pujiman (traditional, desert dwelling) period, knowledge of water sources was critical for survival, and today Martu Country is still defined in terms of the location and type of water. Each of the hundreds of claypans, rockholes, waterholes, soaks and springs found in the Martu desert homelands is known by name, location, quality and seasonal availability through real life experience and the recounting of Jukurrpa (Dreaming) narratives.
  • Painting on canvas
  • Martumili Artists