The Pukara Rock Hole

Acrylic Paint
91cm (W) x 91cm (H) x 2cm (D)
By Jimmy Donegan

Blackstone, WA, Australia

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Pukara Rock Hole is in sandy country where the Desert Heath Myrle grows in abundance. The stories attached to Pukara are plentiful and link to great travellers from the Dreamtime. Snakes who are really men, who have traveled huge distances across country from as far away as Perth. A father and son, who finally come to Pukara where they stay, they are still there today. Jimmy's paintings have a great deal of symbolism hidden in the dots. One can find the lay of the land, the seasonal flora that is plentiful at Pukara and stories of spearings, injury, recovery to health, dispute between the snake/men and the tribal people who want the resources and water that is to be found at Pukara.

Papulankutja was established after Ngaayatjarra people walked out of Warburton mission in the 1970s and returned to their land. Papulankutja Artists was established in 2001 and incorporated in 2004 growing out of Blackstone’s women’s centre. After many years of working through the women’s centre and then the community hall, Papulankutja Artists opened their own Art Studio in 2009. Papulankutja Artists are very community focussed. Today, women and men, young people and old people, work together. By purchasing an art work from an indigenous owned and governed art centre you are supporting the community. 60% goes directly to the artist and 40% is reimbursed back into the art centre to buy materials so the artists can continue to produce beautiful work.

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