WANGKARTU 

by HELICOPTER TJUNGURRAYI JOEY

Born: 1947

Language: Kukatja & Manyjilyjarra

  • Acrylic on Linen

  • 90cm x 60cm

  • Catalogue number: 80-19
     

  • $1,700.00 AUD

  • or $170.00 per month over 10 months with Art Money

Helicopter has depicted his traditional country, located far to the south west of Balgo, in the Great Sandy
Desert.
This country is near Nynmi and is known as Wangkartu, named for the tjurrnu (soakwater) which was
the life source for Helicopter when he was a young man travelling and hunting across the land with his
family.
The many parallel lines in the painting represent the tali (sand dunes) which dominate the landscape of the
area.
The surrounding white circles indicate the abundance of mangari (bush tucker) found in the area.

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