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Mungari by Frances Nowee
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Artist : Frances Nowee
Title : Mungari
Size/Medium : 600x410mm: ink on 300gsm watercolour paper Work on paper
Ann Frances illustrates various mungari (food) found in her father’s country Nyinmi. This country is located near the Gibson Desert, a long journey from her current home in Balgo. Divided by the numerous lines of color that references the tali (sandhills) Anne depicts bora (bush potato) within the yellow circles, mangart (quandong) within the red with cream dotted circles and kumpurt (bush raisins) as the orange ones. All the different foods are set against an array of various bush-tucker seeds that are found throughout the desert.