Two circular shapes near the centre of the painting depict Wiritji Rockhole, a significant water source and traditional meeting place in Eubena's country, near Punmu close to the Canning Stock Route. The elongated shapes that separate the painting into three sections depict the kinyu (road) traditionally taken by people as they travelled this country moving from one waterhole to the next. The landscape is dominated by parallel sand dunes, which provide a supply of bush food shown here as a lining of white and green.—Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation © Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory


  • Title: Wiritji rockhole
  • Creator: Eubena Nampitjin
  • Creator Lifespan: c1921 2013 -
  • Creator Nationality: Australian
  • Creator Gender: Female
  • Date: 1998
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Purchased 1998, Telstra Collection, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory © licensed by Warlayirti Artists
  • Medium: synthetic polymer paint on linen
  • Geographical Region of Artist: Balgo, Kimberley region
  • Exhibition: 15th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 1998
  • Ethnic Language Group: Kukatja
  • Dimensions: 180 x 120 cm
  • Collection: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art
  • Award: Winner Telstra Open Painting Award
  • Artist Ethnicity: Aboriginal

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