Australia 1929 – 1984
Men's camps at Lyrrpurrung Ngturra
[Men's camp at Lyrrpurrung Ngturra] 1979
Papunya, Western Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, synthetic polymer paint on canvas Place Published: Wally Caruana Aboriginal Art Thames and Hudson Page 119 Plate 100
Men’s camps at Lyrrpurrung Ngturra presents a once bountiful landscape depleted by the ravages of grazing and drought. A Great Ancestral Hunter represented by the inverted U-shape surrounded by his weapons once caught kangaroo and emu here, now only snakes and lizards can be found.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra