- Museum number
- Object: Pukara
Painting, acrylic on canvas. Background of purple, with features of the landscape represented as circular shapes in white and black; five black snakes move across the canvas. Story relates to a place known as Pukara, the surrounding country and Wati Kutjara (two men), a significant songline (or ‘Dreaming’) which traverses a large area of the Western Desert of Australia.
- Production date
- 2013 (April - May)
Height: 198 centimetres (stretched)
Width: 219 centimetres (stretched)
- Curator's comments
- The painting depicts two men from Pukara, father and son, represented as water serpents. Also present in the painting are the snake men, who are on their way to Mulaya. The son is going a little mad and decides to go off to Mulaya to start a fight and his father goes searching for him. (Information from Spinifex Arts Project, 2013.)
- On display (G24/dc2)
- Exhibition history
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
- Lined and stretched onto a stretcher 2015.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This painting was made in 2013 under the aegis of the Spinifex Arts Project, a community-based art project in the Great Victoria Desert of Western Australia.
The painting was exhibited at the Outstation Gallery, Darwin, 1-2 June 2013, in an exhibition titled 'Kuwaritja: New Works of the Spinifex People'.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 13085 (arts centre reference)