NGORLN, 2003

The Collection of William and Lucy Mora
21 July 2010

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

$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 15 - 21 July 2010, Melbourne

Spinifex Arts Project, Western Australia
Neil Murphy Indigenous Art, Sydney
William Mora Galleries, Melbourne (stamped verso)
The Collection of William and Lucy Mora, Melbourne

Catalogue text

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.'