Wuntupayi Jane Gimme
Kukatja language group, Nungurrayi skin group
Jane Gimme was born at Tjumuntura near old Balgo Mission and is the eldest of Eubena Nampitjin’s surviving daughters. Jane has learned the stories of her Country and the ways of painting it from her mother. She is an active artist in her own right and has more than once been elected the chairperson of Warlayirti Artists.
2007, by Eubena Nampitjin, Jane Gimme
acrylic on linen, 184×122 cm
National Museum of Australia
That waterhole I paint is my own Country.
Eubena (Yupinya) Nampitjin, 2007
In 2007 Jane travelled to the Country where her mother and older sisters had grown up. Eubena and Jane painted this canvas together at Kilykily (Well 36). It represents the rock holes and soaks connected to Kinyu (Well 35) the ancestral mother dingo. This site is so sacred that it is generally referred to within the Canning Stock Route Project as ‘Jarntu’ – the Martu word for ‘dingo’.