Ngura (Country) by Mary Brumby

Details of Ngura (Country)

Ngura (Country) by Mary Brumby
Catalog Number : 831302
Size : 91cm x 122cm
Medium : Acrylic On Canvas
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About Ngura (Country)
In Pitjantjatjara language, the word Ngura is a definition for the physical geography of land and country. However Ngura has a more richly imbedded meaning as a place to which someone belongs; defining where an individual comes from, family connections, skin group, and language.

Painitings of Ngura often portray personal stories and memories of country that is personal to the artist. Iconography of significant elements within the desert landscape such as rock holes, underground springs, mountain and rock formations, and sacred sites are meticulously recorded from memory, and often depicted from an aerial perspective.