DETAIL : Jimmy BAKER 'Katatjita' 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of Marshall Arts Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, � Jimmy Baker
Maringka BAKER | Ngura Mankurpa

BAKER, Maringka
Australia 1951 /1953
Ngura Mankurpa 2006
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
148.0 (h) x 199.0 (w) cm
Courtesy of Marshall Arts Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery
© Maringka Baker

This is three places. The first country is Nymun, that’s a sacred men’s place and we can’t talk about that because it’s dangerous for us. Karu kulupa, munu kapi tjuta (there are small creeks and many rock holes). The place in the middle is Palka-Palka. This is on the road from Irrunytju to Tjuntjuntjarra. The other country is Kungkarrakalpaku ngura (Seven Sisters Dreaming homeland). This is my family’s place, Kuru Ala. This is a sacred women’s place. Wati Nyirri wantinyi (they didn’t want that man Nyirru).

Maringka Baker, 2007