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Nici CUMPSTON

Barkindji/Paakintji peoples

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia born 1963

Mulyawongk, Whroo - Rushworth State Forest 2013-15 Place made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: photographs, chromogenic photograph, colour pencil, stabillo crayon Support: Hahnemuller cotton rag paper
Impression: 1/3
Place Published: Adelaide

Dimensions: 120.0 h x 100.0 w cm Framed 1032 h x 1032 w x 37 d mm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.179
Image rights: © the artist
Provenance:
  • Purchased 2016

Cumpston became known in the mid 2000s for her large-scale handcoloured landscapes of the Murray-Darling river system. A Barkindji woman whose Country around the lower Darling had experienced significant decline through the effects of drought, poor water management and overuse, Cumpston's beautifully rendered landscapes seek to draw attention to the decline of the area's delicately balanced ecosystems. By focusing on sites and markers of Indigenous significance, Cumpston also brings together Indigenous knowledge and environmental consciousness.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra