Christine West

Kungkarrangkalpa- Seven Sisters (WAPCS008-12)


Acrylic on canvas, 97x97cm

“This painting shows a part of the Kungkarrangkalpa story that passes to the west of Warburton in country called Pirakatja. The sisters are travelling across sandhill and red gravel ridge country, pursued by the old magician Yula. He can be seen as the ‘C’ shaped motif in one corner, advancing on the Sisters and causing them to flee. “

Christine West is minyma Yarnangu, a senior Ngaanyatjarra speaking Aboriginal woman. Born in the country half way between Alice Springs and Kalgoorlie, she has spent most of her life based in Warburton Community. As well as being a long time traditional wood carver she is also gaining renown as a painter and works with the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Christine is a respected senior law woman and community member whose skills have been passed on through the Tjukurpa

Dimensions 97 × 97 cm