Wakalpuka bears artist's name, dimensions and Warakurna Artists catalogue number 699-10 on the reverse synthetic polymer paint on canvas 213.4 x 101.5cm
PROVENANCE: Painted in 2010 Warakurna Artists, Western Australia Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney Superannuation Fund of William Nuttall and Annette Reeves
Cf. For a similar work by the artist in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria see Judith Ryan, Living Water: Contemporary Art of the Far Western Desert, Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2011, p.25.
This painting is sold with accompanying Warakurna Artists documentation that reads in part: 'This painting is from Tommy's mother's and Uncle Tjunka Lewis's country. Tommy Mitchell says this painting is about Tjunka's country and a special place called Wakalpuka, a rockhole at the base of Wakalpuka. It's a story about the Patjarrtja (native quoll, sometimes referred to as native cat). This animal was travelling around. You cannot find the Patjarrtja anymore, they have become extinct from this region.'
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