Wakartu Cory Suprise
Wakartu Cory Suprise, © Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing, WA
Wakartu Cory Suprise
One of the greatest painters working out of Mangkaja Arts Center today. "When I paint, I think about my country, and where I have been travelling across that country. I paint from here (points to head-thinking about country) and here (points to breasts, collarbone and shoulder blades-which is a reference to body painting). I think about my people the old people and what they told me, I think about jumangkarni (Dreamtime). Nobody taught me how to paint, I put down my own ideas, I saw these places for myself, I went there with the old people. I paint jilji (sand hills), jumu (soak water), jila (spring), jiwari (rock hole), pamarr (hills and rock country), I think about mangarri (vegetable food) and kuyu (game) from my country and when I was there. When I paint I am thinking about law from a long time ago, I am thinking about the country, my country." USD 4500
One of the greatest painters working out of Mangkaja Arts Center today. "When I paint, I think about my country, and where I have been travelling across that country. I paint from here (points to head-thinking about country) and here (points to breasts, collarbone and shoulder blades-which is a reference to body painting). I think about my people the old people and what they told me, I think about jumangkarni (Dreamtime). Nobody taught me how to paint, I put down my own ideas, I saw these places for myself, I went there with the old people. I paint jilji (sand hills), jumu (soak water), jila (spring), jiwari (rock hole), pamarr (hills and rock country), I think about mangarri (vegetable food) and kuyu (game) from my country and when I was there. When I paint I am thinking about law from a long time ago, I am thinking about the country, my country." USD 4500
This is an extraordinary collaboration between Jukuna Mona Chuguna and Warkartu Cory Surprise, two of the most respected, senior painters of Mangkaja.

Jukuna and Cory explain, "This is where people bin walking. They walk from this Tarpu to Kutalj Kutalj and another living place Wyampajarti. The water stays in this jila (waterhole) and he got a cheeky snake there too. He bring rain and people sing song for that jila and ceremony."

USD 8000
Wakartu Cory Suprise is a senior painter working out of the Mangkaja Arts Center located at Fitzroy Crossing. Her paintings, which employ bold colors and horizontal and verticle structuring, are highly prized by collectors around the world.

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Kutalj Kutalj
Mayarta 2004
Mayarta 2007

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