Artist Heather Watson
Title Kumanara Bore
Year 2021

Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions 122 × 76 cm
Art Centre Minyma Kutjara Arts Project →

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Heather Watson

Heather Watson was born at Aliwanyawanyu rock hole, the place of the Ngintaka tjukurpa (perentie lizard creation story). She has a special responsibility to look after the Ngintaka story and has markings on her body that signify the Ngintaka. Heather belongs to the Pitjantjatjara language and cultural group and was the second wife of Tjuruparu Geoffrey Watson, a highly respected senior law man and a founding artist for Irrunytju Arts (now Minyma Kutjara Arts). Heather’s paintings reflect stories of her birthplace and the time she spent with her husband living a semi nomadic lifestyle.

Artist statement

Kumanara Bore is in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia. Napalar (the long-tailed lizard) lives close to Kumanara Bore at Mamutjara rock hole. This is a good hunting ground and tjukurpa (story) for Napalar.