Amy Nuggett Rijijirr – Bush Medicine, 2020 Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 120 x 120 cm ID: #17/20
Price: $3250

    About Amy Nuggett

    I was born in Karnanganyjawutu then went to Japingka to live with my grandfather and grandmother until I was older. Then we left for Wili which is the country for the Jukula mob. We picked up the rest of the mob and left to go to Puluwala, walking in the moonlight night because it was so hot. After leaving Puluwala we walked to Purrpun and camped with my grandfather Walkarr and grandmother Jawili. Then they sent Mawukura Jimmy Nerrimah to go ahead to Kurugnal. We followed later and made camp at Lumpu Lumpu whilst waiting for the rest of the people to arrive. The workers from Cherrabun Station saw a bushfire at Yapulu and thought there must be bushmen there. The police tracked them there at Yapulu, chained them up and took them into Cherrabun Station. They workers were frightened of the police. We camped one night at Cherrabun and then went into town to the police station. Following this, we went back to Cherrabun Station to work. My father passed away at Cherrabun Station and then my mother and I went on to Jubilee Station, across the Fitzroy river. From there I went to the Mission School in Fitzroy Crossing. I stayed there until one Christmas I didn’t want to go back. I went to Jubilee Station instead and learnt how to work, cleaning the manager’s house. We had Saturdays and Sundays off. One Monday my promised husband came from GoGo Station to pick me up and we went to live at GoGo and then Bayulu Community. GROUP EXHIBITONS 2012 Mangkaja Arts 21 Year Anniversary Wirrinyiya ngaragngarag birra ngamoo ngamoo Tandanya, Adelaide, SA 2011 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair DAAF, Darwin 2009 Mangkaja Artists 60x60 Randell Lane Fine Art, WA 2009 Celebrating Country: Kinship and Culture Seymour College, Glen Osmond, SA 2009 Shalom Gamarada Caspary Conference Centre, University of NSW 2009 Emerging and Re-emerging Outstation, Darwin, NT 2009 Senior Artists from Fitzroy Crossing Suzanne O’Connell Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2008 Shalom Gamarada Caspary Conference Centre, University of NSW 2008 Mangkaja Arts A P Bond Art Dealer, Adelaide, SA 2008 Bendi Lango The Indigenous Scholarship Fund, Sydney and Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2007 Palya Art in Melbourne The Barn, Melbourne, VIC 2007 Bendi Lango The Indigenous Scholarship Fund, Sydney and Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2006 Depth and Diversion Cullity Gallery University of Western Australia 2005 Women’s Show Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT 2005 Mangkaja Group Show Raft Artspace, Darwin, NT 2004 This is Still My Country:10 years on Perth International Arts Festival, Artplace, WA 2004/05 Colour Power: Aboriginal Art Post 1984 National Gallery of Victoria 2003 Jila, Jumu, Jiwari & Wirrkuja Cullity Gallery, University of Western Australia 2001 Mangkaja Arts Ten Year Anniversary Tandanya, Adelaide, SA 2001 Ngurrara Canvas National Gallery of Australia, ACT 2000 17th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award National Tour 1999 Ngurrara Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA 1998 Group Show Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 1996 Minyarti Wangki Ngajukura Ngurrarajangka [This is the word from my Country] Indigenart Gallery, Perth, WA 1996 Group Show Fremantle Art Centre, WA 1996 Group Show Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, NSW 1995 Kimberley Art Melbourne, VIC 1995 Group Show Australian Perspectives Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 1995 Mangkaja: Old Mangkaja, New Prints Australian Print Workshop Gallery Melbourne, VIC 1994 Ngajakurra Ngurrara Minyarti, [This Is My Country] Festival Of Perth Exhibition, Artplace, WA