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Balgo : Creating Country / Carty, John.

Balgo : Creating Country / Carty, John.
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ISBN 9781760802042
Author Carty, John (author)
Title Balgo : Creating Country / Carty, John.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Nedlands, WA : UWA Press, 2021.
Description vii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Note This book was supported in its creation and production by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-391)
Summary In the early days we did painting. Cultural way. For ourselves. Then on the mission Sister Alice was working with the young men and women, like Gracie Green and Matthew Gill. We did a lot of landscapes at the start. Then after that people did a lot of paintings for the church. Then we decided we gotta do our own painting now. About ngurra and tjukurrpa. Ngurra are the places we came from, our Country. We came to the mission from Kiwirrkurra, from Canning Stock Route, from Mulan lake Country. All the different families. All now to this Country we call Balgo. And we have always enjoyed our culture. We never stopped. Always dancing and singing, teaching our kids and keeping our culture strong. Here in Balgo. We keep our ceremonies, we visit our Country. That's why we still live here. That's why we paint. That story from our Tjamu and Tjatja (grandfather and grandmother). Our rockholes and waters where we used to live. We paint that. This monograph features countless images of full colour artworks from communities including Birrundudu, Papunya, Yuendumu and Balgo and language groups including Kukatja, Djaru, Warlpiri, Nyining, Ngarti, Wangkajunga and Manjilyjarra. It is deeply grounded in country has been put together in conjunction with the Warlayirti Arts Centre.
Subjects Warlayirti Artists
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia
Artists, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia
Balgo Hill (W.A.)
Other Corporate Bodies Australia. Council for the Arts
Call number 2021.279
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