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Portrait of Pija Peter Tinker. - click to view larger image

born about 1946, Manyjilyjarra language group, Purungu skin group, Jigalong community, Martumili Artists

I was born in the desert, near Kunawarritji. I grew up in Marble Bar and went to school there. Later I moved to Jigalong. I worked as a stockman on Hillside, Balfour Downs station. My Country is Kunawarritji.

Peter Tinker joined the 2007 ‘return to Country’ trip at Kilykily (Well 36). As he painted his Country, he recalled his childhood in the desert, including the first time he saw aeroplanes flying overhead.

An acrylic circle and line painting on linen, featuring seven blue circles painted along the artwork at equidistant points. The rest of the painting illustrates clusters of orange, brown, tan and white lines.

Kunawarritji to Wajaparni

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