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Doris Bush Nungarrayi

Papunya, NT

This is a memory from Doris's past. Doris talks of the times when she was a young girl in the bush, swimming and hunting with her friends at Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff). In this work, Doris is remembering the traditional tools and weapons that were used by her and her friends in the bush. Doris depicts kali (boomerang), wana (digging stick), puli (grinding stone), kutitji (shield), kulata (spear) and kantikanti (hitting stick).

About the Artist

Doris Bush Nungarrayi

Doris Bush Nungarrayi was born in Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff) around 1942. In the mid-1980s, her family went to live on her mother�s Country at Nyunmanu near the WA/NT border. Doris continues to paint Nyunmanu and the traditional Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) of this place, Dingo Dreaming. Doris also paints vivid memories, stories and dreams from her life, with her work often telling happy stories from her early days in Ikuntji with her friends and family, eating, hunting and swimming in the bush.

Doris�s work has been exhibited widely throughout Australia and internationally and has been included in over 70 exhibitions. She was previously a finalist in the 2020 and 2021 Telstra NATSIAA, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (2019) and the Alice Art Prize (2018). Her work is held in state, university and private collections nationally and internationally.

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