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Phyllis Ningamara / My Country (5A)

SKU: 16422

60cm x 90cm Ochre on Canvas

$1,850.00

60cm x 90cm Ochre on Canvas

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Artist Profile

Phyllis was born at Ivanhoe Station in 1944 where her father was the station cook and her mother worked in the kitchen. She and her sister, artist Nancy Dilyai, grew up at Ivanhoe and eventually assisted their mother in the Station House with domestic duties. Phyllis was a stock-camp cook, and whilst enjoying the life looked forward to holiday time with the rest of her family at Argyle.  Phyllis and Nancy both spent a great deal of time at Argyle Station, owned by the Duracks, until it was submerged with the building of the Ord River Dam.
Phyllis has several children, two of which live in Kununurra and many grandchildren and great grandchildren who she loves to spend time with.  Phyllis and Nancy, now both senior artists and traditional owners of their land, live together in Kununurra. They didn’t begin to paint until the late 1990’s after they had finished ‘growing up’ their families. They are so alike in appearance and mannerisms, but definitely individualistic when it comes to their style of painting. 
Such is Phyllis’s standing in the community as a traditional owner and senior artist, she was asked to design the logo for MG (Miriuwung Gajerrong) Corporation, the leading indigenous organisation in the East Kimberley, which was established to represent and advance the native title and community interests of the MG people, the traditional owners of the lands affected by the Ord River irrigation scheme around Kununurra, WA. 
Selected Exhibitions 
2011
• Christmas Exhibition, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
• Sharing Difference on Common Ground, Art on the Move Touring Exhibition
2010
• Christmas Exhibition, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
2009
• Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth 
2007
• Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
2006
• White Australia, Indigenart, Perth

Artwork Description

This is my country at Woorre Woorrem (on Ivanhoe Station). In the wet season time the whole country is full of little run off creeks and billabongs, that’s what I painted here.  This country of mine is really good, I was born in this country. I would follow my mother and father hunting. They showed me all kinds of food, from the bush. I got used to it with my father and mother. She taught me about bush food.

Phyllis’s series of paintings are resplendent in colour. Her palette of bright ochres, mixed carefully from burnt pigments, makes her one of the most extraordinary colourists working in the medium today. Her images capture a country full of crisscrossed watercourses – creeks, rivers and freshwater springs – as they overflow and multiply with the wet season rains.

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