2007, English, Object edition: 'Parta' by Veronica Lulu, 2007 Veronica Lulu (Artist)

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'Parta' by Veronica Lulu, 2007
 
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Physical Description
  • object
  • Acrylic paint
  • Linen
  • Dimensions: W 500mm x H 495mm x D 20mm
Published
  • 2007
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • 'Parta' by Veronica Lulu, 2007
Creator
  • Veronica Lulu (Artist)
Other Contributors
  • Warlayirti Artists. Art centre (Associated organisation)
Published
  • 2007
Physical Description
  • object
  • Acrylic paint
  • Linen
  • Dimensions: W 500mm x H 495mm x D 20mm
Part Of
  • Canning Stock Route Collection
Subjects
Summary
  • "This one parta, they grind this one, my ancestors collect them and make damper. Don't need to wash this one like Mungily - just get the seed and pull it out and grind it." [Veronica Lulu]
  • A painting on brown linen with a square yellow background and a blue-grey circle in the centre both covered with dots. The yellow area is filled with red, brown, gold and beige and the blue is filled with blue, purple, magenta, white, yellow and green. The top edge has the text '45 x 45cm VL/​163/​PAR' and the bottom left corner has '2'. The back of the canvas has a stamp with the text 'Cat # 163 /​ form. /​ The /​ Canning /​ Stock /​ Route /​ Project /​ VERONICA LULU /​ Paraku IPA'.
  • The Canning Stock Route collection is comprised of 125 works and includes paintings, drawings, baskets, boomerangs, coolamons, headdresses, carved figures and shields. The Canning Stock Route is a no-longer-used cattle droving route that traverses the Great Sandy and Gibson Deserts of central Western Australia. Comprised of 48 wells along an 1800 kilometres stretch of track, the route links Wiluna in the south with Sturt Creek in the north and traverses the traditional lands of nine Aboriginal language groups. The route was founded in 1905 when Alfred Canning was commissioned to investigate a route suitable for the droving of 500 head of cattle, with water sources spaced at intervals of no more than one day's walk apart. Although Canning's map records observations of the land and water resources, it makes no mention of Indigenous places and their associated meanings which the route traversed. This collection, composed of 'painting stories', sculptural works and oral histories, re-dresses Canning's omission and records the impact of the stock route on Indigenous lives and country. A six week journey with traditional owners held in July and August of 2007 inspired the artworks, many of which were produced during the journey, and provided an opportunity for more than 70 senior and emerging artists to reconnect with traditional lands..
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Language
  • English
Image Number
  • api:nma.gov.au:160014
  • 2008.0041.0002

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