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Pinkalakara is my place I was born and grew up; this is my mother's country. It is in the Great Sandy Desert near Joanne Springs on Anna Plains Station close to the Canning Stock Route. This country has lots of mayi [bush food]. I lost my mummy and sister here.'—Alma Kalaju Webou Alma cries when she paints Pinkalarta. Many of her family died as a result of the severe droughts in this country in the 1960s. It forced her to leave her country with her husband and children and to make her way to Bidyadanga in the late '60s. She has had a tragic life, and is a law woman and well respected in the community © Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Details

  • Title: Pinkalarta
  • Creator: Alma Kalaju Webou
  • Date: 2006
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Purchased 2006, Telstra Collection, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory © licensed by Short Street Gallery
  • Medium: synthetic polymer paint on canvas
  • Geographical Region of Artist: Bidyadanga, Kimberley region
  • Exhibition: 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 2006
  • Ethnic Language Group: Yulparija
  • Dimensions: 168 x 112 cm
  • Collection: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art
  • Artist Ethnicity: Aboriginal

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