Christine West

Minyma Kutjarra Mangari – Two Women (WAPCS019-13), 2013


Acrylic on Canvas. (Stretched).
Not Framed.

Approximate Image size: 95x95cm.
Original Warburton Arts Project Collection Travelling Exhibition Frame.

Minyma Kutjarra are resting in country near Wingellina and making traditional skirts of spun hair. The two sisters were homesick for their birth country near Cundelee a long way to the south. They were consoling each other as they worked before moving on towards Docker River. The hair skirts can be seen in the undulating grey and black forms lying on the landscape around them.” 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


Christine West’s works are held in Australian and International Public Collections including:

NGV (National Gallery of Victoria), Australia.
Burgmann College Collection: First Nations Artists, Australian National Un iversity, Canberra, ACT Australia

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