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96/328/1-3 Painting (1 of 4), 'Hunting Kangaroo', acrylic paint / canvas / wood / metal, Lucky Kngwarreye, Ngkaweneyerre camp, Utopia, Northern Territory, Australia, 1996. Click to enlarge.

'Hunting kangaroo' by Lucky Kngwarreye

Made
These paintings undertaken in 1996 by Lucy Kngwarreye, an artist from the Utopia area of the Northern Territory, feature a traditional kangaroo hunt where the hunters use a utility rather than moving on foot. The depiction of the car in this traditional painting shows how much it is now part of the Australian indigenous landscape.

In Central Australia aboriginal people have taken up the automobile and created 'Toyota Dreaming tracks'. Cars are now central to the way of life of these people …

Summary

Object No.

96/328/1-3

Object Statement

Painting (1 of 4), 'Hunting Kangaroo', acrylic paint / canvas / wood / metal, Lucky Kngwarreye, Ngkaweneyerre camp, Utopia, Northern Territory, Australia, 1996

Physical Description

Painting (3 of 4), acrylic paint on canvas, 'Hunting kangaroo', acrylic paint/canvas/wood/metal, Lucky Kngwarreye, Ngkaweneyerre camp, Utopia, Northern Territory, 1996.
An Aboriginal woman stands next to a male who sits with a dead and bleeding kangaroo beside a bright blue water hole. A large brown bus is parked nearby. A small tree is located near the water hole, and the desert landscape is covered with blue, pink, white and yellow flowers. Vivid acrylic paints used on unbleached canvas secured with metal staples to wooden stretchers.

Marks

Designer/painter's name, place of manufacture, title of painting and date in black pencil on verso of canvas, handwritten '- LUCKY KNGWARREYE/ - ALYAWARR/ - ARNKAWENYERR UTOPIA N.T./ - HUNTING KANGAROO/ (Marc Gooch ALICE SPRINGS N.T. AUST)/ 16-4-96'.

Dimensions

Height

306 mm

Width

15 mm

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Hunting kangaroo' by Lucky Kngwarreye 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2021, <https://ma.as/152763>

Wikipedia

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