Katapi Pulpurru Davies
Born about 1939
Manyjiliyjarra language group, Napangarti skin group
I travelled around to all the waterholes and Country that belonged to our family. We lived there for a long time and then we went to a place with houses, Warburton.
Pulpurru was born north of Patjarr. After her mother died she was raised by her father, and they eventually moved to Warburton. Later she returned to her traditional country when Patjarr Community was established.
Minymar Kutjarra (Two Ladies)
2008, by Pulpurru Davies
acrylic on linen, 101×152 cm
National Museum of Australia
In this painting two ancestral women, the Minyma Kutjarra, encounter two men, the Wati Kutjarra. The men watch the women cry and sing. One of them has lost her special white dog. She wails and asks her companion, ‘Where are we going to look? Where can he be?’ as they walk in circles looking for it.