YUNALA, 2005

Aboriginal Art from the Luczo Family Collection
19 October 2016


born 1970
YUNALA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 122.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. YN0507057

$4,000 – 6,000
Sold for $7,930 (inc. BP) in Auction 45 - 19 October 2016, Melbourne

Painted at Kiwirrkura in 2005
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
The Luczo Family Collection, USA

Catalogue text

This painting is accompanied by a certificate from Papunya Tula Artists that states: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with Yunala, a rockhole and soakage water site situated among sandhills just to the west of the Kiwirrkura community in Western Australia.

A group of ancestral women camped at Yunala after approaching the site from further west. At Yunala the women gathered the edible roots of the bush banana vine Marsdeniaaustralis, also known in Pintupi as yunala, before continuing their journey north-east to Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay). The rows of parallel lines are the sandhills surrounding the rockhole at the site.’