Puntawarri, 2014


  • 46cm x 76cm x cm
  • 2014
  • acrylic on canvas
  • Catalog No: 1115-14-754
  • "They're going that way, Puntawarri, all the motorcars and Martukaja there, kid ones. Whitefella too. They all got down from the motorcars, looking at the Country. Trip to Country, you know? All the wartakaja (trees) there, kapi (water). Make them get happy, all laughing! All the kids. Happy to be on Country! Yes." This painting is a portrayal of Puntawarri, a now abandoned community in-between Jigalong and the Canning Stock Route. Puntawarri is on the middle stretches of the Canning Stock Route, near Well 17 also known as Durba Springs. This place is an important cultural area, east of the Jigalong Aboriginal Community, where the artist now lives with her family. The old people used to live here and work here. The road goes from Jigalong past Puntawarri and onto Pimpi, and then continues to the Canning Stock Route. There is a waterhole here where the old bush people used to go to in the pujiman (traditional, desert-dwelling) days while they were still walking around that Country.
  • Painting on canvas
  • Martumili Artists