WINPA, 2007

Important Aboriginal Art
26 March 2014


born 1983
WINPA, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 88.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, medium, size and
Short Street Gallery cat. #23177

$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $10,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 34 - 26 March 2014, Melbourne

Short Street Gallery, Broome
Raft Artspace, Alice Springs
Private collection, Sydney

Catalogue text

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Short Street Gallery which states: 'Daniel has painted the central jila (living water) of his ancestor's country. This waterhole was an important place for Daniel's family who lived in the desert until the early 1970s. In Daniel's hometown of Bidyadanga, Daniel paints with the elders of the community who communicate the landscape of Winpa through song and painting. Winpa is significant to his people because some of the elders have strong memories or losing their brothers and sisters at this waterhole. The central waterhole is connected underground to the surrounding yinti (creeks) and jila of the landscape. Daniel has also painted the abundance of mayi (bushfood) that is dotted over the tali (sand dunes).'