Artist : JANE GIMME
Title : Kinyu
Size/Medium : 914 x 610mm: acrylic on canvas Painting
Jane has painted her mother’s traditional country, and the place in which she grew up – Kunawarritji, or Well 33 on the the Canning Stock Route. Shown here are the tali (sand dunes) which dominate the landscape of the area, with the tjurrnu (soakwaters).The brown circles depict the holes where the ancestral spirit dog, Kinyu lived. During hard times when there was no kuka (meat) or mangarri (vegetable food) the old people would ask Kinyu for food and we would provide kangaroo or bush turkey, anything you wanted. This painting depicts women travelling through the land looking for the food.
Jane says ” There is one big hill there, near Kunawarratji. He always sat at the top of that hill, and looked down, looking after country. Some people call him tjarntu (dingo) but kinyu is his name. He looks after country.”