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  • Title: Kukurlk Kare (Going Underground)
  • Artist: Jennifer Wurrkidj
  • Region: Arnhem Land
  • Art Centre: Babbarra Women's Centre
  • Medium: Silkscreen on cotton drill
  • Collection: Babbarra Designs
  • Dimensions: 145 cm wide
  • Price ($AUD): $120 per metre

Artwork Story

Karrinung kurrulk kare, karrijare manme (we are going underground looking for food)


“This is my country. In this painting, I’m looking at her little bit different way. This is what we see when we’re kukurlk kare (going underground).


Man-kurndalh (Black plum) I call mother. It is my mother’s Djang/Dreaming. The bush onion (kulumuduk) is white, the same as onions you buy at the store. We don’t eat this one though, it’s poison. Wayuk is the water lily, with the big root growing in the earth. This is when that water is drying up a bit. There are worms and beetles- this is what we see underground, when we are digging for manme.”

Jennifer Wurrkidj


Silkscreen print on cotton drill, (three screen design).

145 cm wide
Continuous length.
$120 per metre

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