I am loving the Wirrimanu art from Balgo exhibition currently showing at AGNSW and have chosen a particular favourite of mine from these outstanding prints.
Statement: Kaningarra is located west of Wirrimanu in the Great Sandy Desert at the top of the Canning Stock Route. Susie Bootja Bootja Napaltjarri lived here in her younger years and in this print she refers to the abundance of tjunda (bush onion) found on the grassy plains between the hills of the area. The print exemplifies the expressive style and daring use of colour employed by artists in Wirrimanu.
Unfortunately as this is hung with a spotlight on it and under glass it is very hard to photograph and, being no expert, I’ve done the best I can. However, I thought a close-up of one section might help viewers appreciate the work more.