Susan Marawarr, Jennifer Wurrkidj & Deborah Wurrkidj
Opening: Friday 20th April 2018 at 6 pm
Dates: 20 April to 26 May 2018
Karrang Kunred/Mother-Land unites three senior Kuninjku women of the Kurulk clan who are closely related: sisters Jennifer Wurrkidj and Deborah Wurrkidj and aunt Susan Marawarr. Artistic boundaries are pushed for the first time in this exhibition by connecting traditional bark paintings and lorrkon alongside experimental textile prints.
Karrang Kunred in Kuninjku means ‘mother’s homeland’ or ‘the country of my mother’. The women chose this title for their exhibition as the women share one ‘mother country’ – the stone country in West Arnhem Land, near Mumeka and Barrihdjowkkeng homelands. The Kuninjku homelands comprise rocky sandstone escarpments scattered with rock art, dense paper bark forest, freshwater rivers and seasonal floodplains. The palette of country is shown throughout this exhibition, with paintings featuring only natural pigments collected on country and the textiles mirror these hues.