About this artwork
Nora has painted some of her country located near Kunawarritji (Well 33) south west of Balgo along the middle stretches of the Canning Stock Route. The central circles represent warniri (rockholes). The other markings represent campsites and place where ceremony was held.
About Nora (Naganapa) Nungabar
Nora Nungabar was born near Lipuru, also known as Well 37 on the Canning Stock Route, and remembers her mother looking after her in a hollow in the side of a sandhill. She grew up in the country that became Wells 33-38 on the Canning Stock Route. As a young woman she travelled north with the drovers to Balgo where she settled and raised a family. She eventually relocated to her homelands at Kunawarritji but continues to travel regularly between Kunawarritji, Balgo and Mulan today. She paints for both Warlayirti and Martumilli Artists, and many younger artists describe having learnt to paint by watching her example. She is a custodian of a great deal of cultural knowledge about the Kunawarritji area, some of which is referred to in her paintings.