Ngayuku Ngura, 2022


  • 91cm x 61cm
  • 2022
  • Acrylic On Canvas
  • Catalog No: 2250-22-110

Mr. Murray was out bush at a claypan in the Warburton ranges circa 1934. His the oldest painter at Ninuku studios in Kalka Community, South Australia. His family walked around Western Australia for many years during his childhood  living in traditional camps. He speaks both Ngaanyatjarra and Pitjantjatjara language as well as English. As a young adult he worked on various stations mustering sheep and cattle to make money, and later was employed as a guide helping Western mining prospectors find mineral deposits on the lands. Mr. Murray’s paintings reflect the stories and maps drawn in the sand of the features of his country told during his youth of “the time before people wore clothes”.