(Australia circa 1915 – 16 Nov 1998)
- Warmun (Turkey Creek), Kimberley region
- Language group
- Gija, Kimberley region
Mingmarriya, from the portfolio Crossroads
- Other titles:
- Not on display
- Further information
The print shows hills in the country called Mingmarriya, near Dingo Springs to the east of Warmum (Turkey Creek) Western Australia, where Queenie McKenzie lived and painted. The artist took one of her Aboriginal names, Mingmarriya, from this country.
Mingmarriya is limestone country. The light blue lines in Queenie's etching are the graves of old people buried in this country. The country is also associated with a Dreamtime story about kangaroos. In this story, all the animals were once human before they turned into a creature. From the creature, they then turned into hills, water or other sea and land forms.
Extract from the 'Crossroads' portfolio
- Place of origin
Warmun (Turkey Creek),
- etching, aquatint, blue ink on white wove Velin Arches 280gsm paper
- 44.9 x 60.6 cm platemark; 56.9 x 76.2 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed l.r. with blue ink thumb print. Not dated.
- Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1999
- Accession number