Hector Jandany’s painting ‘Ngarrgoorroon’. Warmun (Turkey Creek) in the East Kimberley region. Palya Art 1145HR

Hector Jandany Painting, ‘Ngarrgoorroon Label’ 2002, Warmun (Turkey Creek) East Kimberley WA Cat No: PALYA-1145HR

Artist: Hector Jandany
Area: Warmun (Turkey Creek) East Kimberley WA
Artwork: Painting
Title: Ngarrgoorroon
Date: 2002
Medium: Natural ochre on linen
Size: 600 x 450 mm
Warmun Art Centre
Playa Art No: 1145HR
Price: AUD $2,800.00


Hector Jandany was born circa. 1927 in Warmun (Turkey Creek). His father was a Mirriwoong man from Newry. Hector never knew his father because he died when Hector was a baby. Hector’s mother was a Gija woman who was born at Warmun and who belonged to Ngarrgoorroon, country north of Purnululu (the Bungle Bungles). This is the country that Hector often paints.

Hector’s mother remarried when Hector was still a little boy, to a man from Springvale Station, whom Hector respected as a father while growing up. Then when Hector was approximately 10 years old, he was taken by his relatives and shown his father’s own country, which was Argyle, Newry, Mistake Creek, Texas Downs. Hector stayed with his relations for a long time, sometimes working as a stockman and sometimes walking back to Warmun to visit family.

Hector worked for many years on Texas Downs Station, mustering cattle and working as a camp cook. During the long years travelling and working in and around Texas and places to the north, Hector learnt many details of the Ngarrangkarni (Dreamtime) and ceremonial life. He is a very good story teller.   Source: Warmun Art Centre


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