BALANKERR, LAJIBANY AND MANYJOORROO COUNTRY, 1998

Important Australian and International Fine Art + Important Indigenous Art
Melbourne
29 November 2017
75

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

(c.1925 – 1998)
BALANKERR, LAJIBANY AND MANYJOORROO COUNTRY, 1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

61.5 x 91.5 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size, Waringarri Arts cat. AP0420 and S664, and Cooee Gallery cat. 629

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Provenance

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Kununurra
Cooee Gallery, Sydney
Private collection, Melbourne

Exhibited

Mapping Our Countries, Djamu Gallery, Sydney, 9 October 1999 – 27 February 2000 (illus. in exhibition brochure)

Catalogue text

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Waringarri Aboriginal Arts that states: ‘This painting shows country to the east of Turkey Creek. At the top of the picture is the long range called Balankerr by the Gija people. It can be seen to theb south when following the road between Turkey Creek and Texas Downs Station. It is a very long steep unbroken hill. If seen from the air it could be described as “like a fence” as the artist does. In the middle is country called Lajibany where there are lots of springs and a creek flowing down to Texas Downs. At the bottom is a hill called Manyjooroo, literally “knees”.’