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  • Title: Turnu 2
  • Artist: Ngarralja Tommy May
  • Region: Kimberley
  • Art Centre: Mangkaja Arts
  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Collection:
  • Dimensions: 64 x 44 cm
  • Edition Size: 15
  • Price ($AUD): $ 540

Artwork Story

Ngarralja Tommy May was born in the Great Sandy Desert. He dances and sings Kurtal, a ceremony relating to the main jila [living waterhole] in his country. He is also a painter and printmaker.
His painting themes include:
Pulany Jirtirl ngapa jila (living waterhole)
Louisa Downs country
Yarrngkurrnja hill
Ngarrangkarni (Dreamtime) stories
Karntawarra in the Great Sandy Desert
Country from east of the Canning Stock Route
Mukurrutu waterhole in the Great Sandy Desert
Purrkarra rockhole in the Great Sandy Desert
Tali (sandhill), jumu (soakwater) and bush foods from the Great Sandy Desert

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