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Patsy Marfurra

Durrmu - 2007

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
110.0 x 110.0 cm
Price Realised: $1,952.00

MP #135


Durrmu Arts, Peppimenarti, NT Cat No. PM300807
Tjala Aboriginal Art, NSW Cat No. TAA1206
Cooee Art Gallery, NSW
Private Collection, NSW


accompanied by a Durrmu Arts certificate of authenticity

Patsy Marfura moved to Peppimenarti when in her late 30s. There she learnt to weave dilly bags and mats (Syaw) from her grandmother and other female elders. Patsy was in her 50s when, in 2001, the Peppimenarti artists began painting and became known for canvases which reference the weave of dilly bags and fish nets. These are traditionally made with the pinbin, or bush vine, that grows near the river. The syaw is used to catch fish, prawns and other edible living creatures in the creeks and rivers.