The Rockhole Site of Yumarra, 2000

116 Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett) (born c1935)
The Rockhole Site of Yumarra, 2000
synthetic polymer paint on linen
122.0 x 122.0 cm
inscribed verso: artist’s name, size,Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN0009131
Sold for $5,280 (inc. BP) in Auction 15 - 21 July 2010, Melbourne

Provenance

Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
The Collection of William and Lucy Mora, Melbourne

This painting is accompanied by a copy of the original certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, which reads: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Yumarra, near Tjukula in Western Australia. A group of women who had travelled from Punkilpirri, a large permanent water site, north east of Docker River in the Walter James Range, camped at Yumarra. While in the area they sang the songs and performed the dances associated with the site. They later continued their travels to the north through Tjukual and Tjalili.’