Artist : CYNTHIA NANALA
Title : Wilkinkarra
Size/Medium : 1200 x 600mm: acrylic on canvas Painting
Cynthia Nanala has painted some of her father, Tjumpo’s (dec) traditional country, which is centred around the vast salt lake known as Wilkinkarra, or Lake Mackay. Her father was a senior custodians for Wilkinkarra. Wilkinkarra is situated far to the south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert and is at the centre of many important stories. This painting depicts Wilkinkarra in the centre, surrounded by the tali, or sand dunes which dominate the landscape of the area. Around the are many swamps, and tali (sandhills).
Tjumpo was a senior artist at Warlayirti and taught Cynthia his style of painting, telling her many stories of his country.