‘Kinyu’, a painting by senior Kukatja artist Eubena Nampitjin, Indigenous law woman of central Australia

Eubena Nampitjin represents in this painting, ‘Kinyu’, some of her country south west of Balgo along the middle stretches of the Canning Stock Route.

Painting by Eubena Nampitjin, 'Kinyu', 900 x 600 mm, Acrylic on linen, © The Artist & Warlayirti Artists in Sun Flying

See this painting in Berlin at ‘SUN FLYING’, A Bright Australian Desert Art Exhibition

The majority of the painting shows the ‘tali’ (sand hills) that dominate this country. Where there is a circular shape, this is a ‘tjurrnu’ (soakwater) named Midjul.

This is the country where Kinyu the spirit dog lives. Eubena would often cover Midjul with leaves so Kinyu would not come out and would also leave gifts of Goanna for Kinyu.

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