Nora Wompi Nungurrayi’s, painting, ‘Kunawarritji’ from Balgo Hills in Western Australia. Palya Art 2290HR

Nora Wompi Nungurrayi, painting, 'Kunawarritji' 2007, Balgo Hills, Western Australia, Cat No: PALYA-2290HR

Artist: Nora Wompi Nungurrayi
Area: Balgo Hills, Western Australia
Artwork: Painting
Title: Kunawarritji
Date: 2007
Medium: Acrylic polymer paint on linen
Size: 1200 x 800 mm
Warlayirti Artists
Palya Art No. 2290HR
Price: AUD $3,000.00

Born Circa. 1935 Nora Wompi, a great traveler upon and expressionist for, her  country, created artworks from Fitzroy Crossing and Lilparu (Well 33) to Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills). Shy to paint at first and preferring smaller scale surfaces to paint on, ‘Wompi’ – as she was affectionately known – went on to produce works many times the size of her discreet stature.

In the last few years of her life she enjoyed artistic and cultural recognition for her many outstanding works.

Of this painting Warlayirti Artsts in Balgo Hills states: “Nora has painted some of her traditional country, which is far to the south west of Balgo, along the middle stretches of the Canning Stock Route. The country depicted here is Muyultjulpa, a rock hole among a section of hilly, rocky country. Also shown are some women with their wanna digging sticks) who have come to Muyultjulpa to collect the kantilli, or bush raisin, that is found here”.


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