An image of Kinyu

Eubena Nampitjin

(Australia circa 1925 – May 2013)

Community
Wirrimanu (Balgo), Western Desert region
Language group
Wangkujunga, Western Desert region

Kinyu

Location
Not on display
Further information

The art centre documentation for this work states:

Eubena has painted some of her country south west of Balgo in the middle stretches of the Canning Stock Route. The majority of the painting shows the tali (sandhills) that dominate this country. The central circles are tjurrnu (soak water) named Midjul. This is the country where Kinyu the spirit dog lives. Eubena would often cover Midjul with leaves so Kinyu wouldn't come out and would also leave gifts of goanna.

Year
2007
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
125.0 x 295.0 cm stretcher
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Patricia Bernard Bequest Fund and the Don Mitchell Bequest Fund 2007
Accession number
354.2007
Copyright
© Eubena Nampitjin. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia