Lumu Lucy Loomoo
Born about 1935
Kukatja language group, Nungurrayi skin group
Lucy was born with bandicoot Dreaming. She grew up around Kalyuyangku and travelled south of Kunawarritji (Well 33) along the stock route, becoming an adult whilst living east of Wantili (Well 25). She was among the last people to move to Balgo Mission with her husband Wiyangari, who belonged to Piparr Country in the east. Lucy began painting at Warlayirti in 1992.
2007, by Lucy Loomoo
acrylic on canvas, 120×80 cm
National Museum of Australia
Loomoo walked north to Balgo, with Josephine Nangala and her family, after Helicopter was taken away.
Ngakungtjuungka is her Country and part of her Dreaming. It is a tjurnu, or soak (also known as a yinta or living water), which lies a long way south of Balgo, close to Punmu in the Great Sandy Desert. This Country is rich with bush tucker. The dotting around the circle represents these bush foods, including kantyili or pura (bush tomato).