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Tjurnu by LATISHA Napurrula NOWEE (REID)
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Artist : LATISHA Napurrula NOWEE (REID)
Title : Tjurnu
Size/Medium : 610 x 457mm: acrylic on linen Painting
Latisha is the daughter of artist Theresa Nowee (dec), she is part of an esteemed painting family, grandaughter of the late Brandy Tjungurrayi and Nowee Nangala, and the niece to Frances and Geraldine Nowee. This painting is a story of her grandmother’s country located near Wirrimanu (Balgo). Reflecting the landscape, Latisha depicts Tjurnu, a sacred rock hole surrounded by features of the land including spinifex grasses and desert trees. This country also nurtures readily found bush-tucker – Pura (bush tomatoes), Kantijilyi (raisins) and delicious blackberries.