Jane Gimme Kinyu, 2022 Warlayirti Artists – Balgo

Medium: Acrylic on Linen Size: 122 x 61 cm ID: #1036-22

    About this artwork

    Jane has painted her mother’s traditional country, and the place in which she grew up – Kunawarritji, or Well 33 on the the Canning Stock Route. Shown here are the tali (sand dunes) which dominate the landscape of the area, with the tjurrnu (soakwater) Kunawarritji in the centre. The brown circles depict the holes where the ancestral spirit dog, Kinyu lived and its pups. During hard times when there was no kuka (meat) or mangarri (vegetable food) the old people would ask Kinyu for food and we would provide kangaroo or bush turkey, anything you wanted. This painting depicts women travelling through the land looking for the food.

    About Jane Gimme

    Born at Tjumuntura in 1958, near the old Balgo mission, Jane is the eldest of renowned artist Eubena (Yupinya) Nampitjin's surviving daughters. Although Jane grew up in the old Balgo mission her mother ensured that she continued to practice the traditions of her culture. Currently, Jane is one of the primary language speakers and often grows-up the younger ones in the local community. Like her mother, Jane applies bright colours on her canvas, and her works are ones of precision and delicate structure. She paints with reverie: her style is continually evolving. Jane is a respected member of the Wirrimanu (Balgo) community as well as church leader. She has been on the Warlayirti Artist Board for many years, including being Chair and Vice Chair.