An image of Ura Kngarra Mpintjama (A Big Fire is Coming)

Judith Inkamala

(Australia 24 Feb 1948 – )

Community
Hermannsburg, NO REGION SPECIFIED
Language group
Western Arrernte, Central Desert region

Ura Kngarra Mpintjama (A Big Fire is Coming)

Location
Not on display
Further information

“I made this pot because I saw the fires on the television and I was sad. I was feeling lonely because all of the houses were burning and the animals, some died. Koala's burned, all the new cars burned and all the marna (food) burned. When that big fire came closer the people went out and they took a little bit of clothes, a little bit of food. They walked out, they walked away from their pmara (home). On the way out they met the fire people and the Fire's said "Keep going." Some people cry, Kunya'ntjarra (poor things). Old people, young people, they all cried because their homes were burning. Maybe they moved all the people from aged care and took them somewhere safe. I was feeling really worried about all the people. All my family was really sad. Everyone was sad because it is a true story. Really, really true.” Judith Inkamala

Place of origin
Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
2020
Media
Ceramic
Medium
terracotta and underglazes
Dimensions
44.0 x 31.0 cm
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Mollie Douglas Bequest Fund 2020
Accession number
149.2020.a-b
Copyright
© Judith Inkamala