Wallarjbil, 2002

42 Loren Pennington (c1935 – 2008)
Wallarjbil, 2002
synthetic polymer paint on linen
121.0 x 79.0 cm
inscribed verso: artist’s name, date, Spinifex Arts Project cat. C196; Neil Murphy cat NJM03/0132
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 15 - 21 July 2010, Melbourne

Provenance

Spinifex Arts Project, Western Australia
Neil Murphy Indigenous Art, Sydney
The Collection of William and Lucy Mora, Melbourne

This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Neil Murphy Indigenous Art, Sydney, which reads: ‘Loren has painted his homeland area around which he grew up as a young boy and then as a young initiated man. The painting shows Willarjibii in the southern portion and then sweeps around through... [his country] and back down to Mutjimutji and Tjutatjarra north of Ilkurlka. Loren travelled with his family and then by himself in initiation isolation throughout this area, hunting and camping. Wati Kipara (Turkey Man) is present here but cannot be elaborated. Also, in the southern section the Hawk (Kirr-kirr) who rushes into the Emu dance at Ilkurlka sits in a camp.’