Nyakungtjuungku, 2022


  • 45.7cm x 30.5cm
  • 2022
  • Acrylic On Canvas
  • Catalog No: 2247-285-22

Judith has painted her Grandmother Lucy Loomoo’s country. This country, a long way south of Balgo close to Punmu in the Great Sandy Desert, is called Nyakungtjuungku and is part of the artists dreaming. The circle is a tjurrnu, or soakwater, known as inta, or ‘living water’ as it always holds fresh water. Loomoo says this country is rich with bush tucker. The dotting surrounding the circle represents these bush foods, including kantilli or pura (bush tomato).