Artist Hubert Pareroultja
Title Tnorala (Gosse Bluff), NT
Year 2022

Watercolour on paper, framed

Dimensions 33 × 55 cm
Art Centre Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre →

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Hubert Pareroultja

Hubert Pareroultja is a senior Western Aranda and Luritja man who lives in his homeland, Kulpitharra/Luntharra outstation, west of Ntaria (Hermannsburg) in the western MacDonnell Ranges. When Hubert Pareroultja was a child, he watched the original Hermannsburg School watercolour artist Albert Namatjira, together with his father Reuben Pareroultja and uncles Otto and Edwin Pareroultja who are also acclaimed artists. Hubert paints many of the same locations that Namatjira and the Pareroultja brothers painted, in particular Tnorala (Gosse Bluff), Ntaria, Rutjipma (Mt Sonder) and James Range. Hubert’s work is displayed in many important collections around the country and his work has attracted many awards.

Artist statement

This is Tnoralla, it is a sacred site for women located three hours away from Mparntwe. It belongs to Kngwarria, it is a Pareroultja area.

The grass trees are the women gathering. When I go there, I remember when I travelled as a little boy with my grandfather and grandmother telling me about the grass trees. Dancing all nights and in the morning, collecting bush tuckers before travelling west to Kintore, then going back again where we come from to the east.

Regarding the flood 2021-22; Rain comes back, everything come back to life. Happy to see everything gets green again, when it rains, everybody is happy.