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Jan Billycan

Kirriwirri - 2005

Synthetic Polymer Paint on Canvas
165.0 x 106.0 cm
EST. $10,000 - $14,000

#14367


Provenance

Short Street Gallery, WA
Private Collection, WA
Cooee Art Gallery, NSW
Private Collection, NSW

Exhibited

Cooee Art Gallery at Australian Galleries, April 2016, Australian Galleries Sydney

Reference

Illustrated in exhibition catalogue 'Cooee Art Gallery at Australian Galleries', Australian Galleries Sydney

"This place is the birth place of my father's clan. Our clan is also named Kirriwirri, and call each individual members of this clan Kirriwirri. There is a a big warla (mud flat) at this place. This is what this painting is about." Kirriwirri is in the Great Sandy Desert close to and west of Well 33 on the Canning Stock Route. It is the birth place of Jan and her family. This work shows tali (sand dunes) and jila (living water).”