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Photo of three ceramic vases positioned alongside each other. They are glazed with different colours and have markings incised on them.

Kunmanara Carroll
Various works

Creation date: 2021 Location: Gallery 12
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Kunmanara Carroll, Luritja and Pintupi peoples, Kiwirrkura; Walungurru; Yumari; Walungurru; Walungurru; Ilpili; and Yumari, 2021, commissioned by the National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra for the 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony, purchased 2021.

Jye Cole Hopkins reading Kunmanara Carroll's words on his various works

Hi, my name is Jye Cole Hopkins. I am a Luritja and Warumunga man living here on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country. Today I’m reading Mr Carroll’s words as he has passed.

'I paint my father’s Country, Ilpili, west of Mount Liebig, east of Kintore. A site beside the road heading towards Kintore.

There are huge sandhills and two claypans.

There is a creek, Wanampi tjara, guarded by a Rainbow Serpent. The Wanampi, Rainbow Serpent, […] made that road [creek] and he brought the water with him. There was no water here before, but it is still there now.

Little bit to the east are the Kungka Kutjara, the Two Women Tjukurpa. They are sitting and talking. Wati Nyiru, the man, is a big rock on the hill looking down at them.

The women were cleaning out the soak, digging to find water. They made the rock-hole there.'

Members of First Nations communities are respectfully advised that this stop contains names, artworks and transcribed words of people who have passed away. The National Gallery is grateful to the family members who have given permission for the legacy of their loved one to be honoured and celebrated in the 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony.

For cultural reasons, the artist is referred to as Kunmanara Carroll. Images of the artist and his work are used with the permission of the artist’s family.