YUNALA, 2006

Works from the K.D.H. Ainsworth Collection
26 March 2014


born 1970
YUNALA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

182.5 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. YN0605222

$15,000 - 20,000
Sold for $16,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 33 - 26 March 2014, Melbourne

Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
Raft Artspace, Darwin, acquired 2007
The K.D.H. Ainsworth Collection, Queensland

Catalogue text

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists which states: 'This painting depicts designs associated with Yunala, a rock hole and soakage water site situated among sandhills just to the west of the Kiwirrkura community in Western Australia. During mythological times a group of ancestral women camped at this site after travelling from further west. While at Yunala the women camped beside the rock hole digging for the edible roots of the bush banana or silky pear vine Marsdenia australis, also known as yunala. The lines in this painting represent both the sandhills surrounding the site as well as the yunala. The women later continued their travels towards the east passing through the Kiwirrkura area on their way to Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay).'