An image of These Hills at Larrapinta

Alison Walbungara

(Australia 1950 – )

Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Central Desert region, Larapinta, Central Desert region
Language group
Western Arrernte, Central Desert region

These Hills at Larrapinta

Not on display
Further information

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists operates a rudimentary art centre for the Western Arrernte artists of Larapinta Valley town camp. Over the past three years these artists have been working in printmaking and textiles, producing graphic images of country that provide an interesting counterpoint to the work of Western Arrernte artists of the Hermannsburg School, such as Albert Namatjira. Yarrenyty Arltere aims to improve the wellbeing of the community socially, economically and culturally. This art centre has a transformative effect on the lives of the artists and their community and it plays a major role in the cultural heritage of this country.

Alison Walbungara is one of the leading printmakers working through Yarrenyty Arltere Artists. She was taught to paint by Arnolf Ebatarinja, a well regarded watercolour artist painting in the Hermannsburg style established by Albert Namatjira and the influence of this is evident in her work, particularly the strong use of line to delineate forms. In 'These Hills at Larrapinta' 2012 Walbungara gives elegant detail to the hills and vegetation surrounding her home, pared back to its most elemental aspects.

Place of origin
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Cultural origin
Western Arrernte
etching on paper
29.1 x 39.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed bot.c., pencil "ALiSONNWALBUNGARA". Dated l.r., pencil "2012".

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2013
Accession number
© Alison Walbungara, courtesy Yarrenyty Arltere Artists