Ngorln, 2003

43 Judith Donaldson
Ngorln, 2003
synthetic polymer paint on linen
138.5 x 87.0 cm
inscribed verso: date, Spinifex Arts Project cat. C246; Neil Murphy cat. NJM03/0104
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 15 - 21 July 2010, Melbourne

Provenance

Spinifex Arts Project, Western Australia
Neil Murphy Indigenous Art, Sydney
William Mora Galleries, Melbourne (stamped verso)
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: ‘Judith is a senior woman who grew up and had children of her own in the Spinifex area. This painting is centred on Ngorln and features the major rockholes of Mingga, Yawarta, Mirrutjara, Miwaltjara, Yawarr, Tjunkaltjara, Tjintalkara and Nintjibitti. Judith has painted this area around her birthplace as a Minyma Tjuta (Seven Sisters) story because the women’s side of this vast Spinifex story is especially significant within Judith’s country. Other major Spinifex stories are present through this country also although they are not made overt in this painting.’