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Artist: Eunice Yunurupa Porter
Title: Kids swimming in Warakurna Creek
Medium: Acrylic on cotton canvas
Size: 101.6x50.8 cm
Eunice has long been painting the landscape as she sees it, documenting the changes of the landscape, and her experience within it. This painting is a joyous depiction of some local Warakurna families swimming in the creek, after big rains. December, January and February are particularly wet months. And Warakurna can attract a lot of rain, filling up the nearby waterholes and creek, to the joy of the children.
Eunice Yunurupa Porter's was born at Wirrkural near Lupul on the Jameson road out of Warburton Mission and now lives in Warakurna with her husband's family. As a young child, she and her family walked the country that is recognised today as the communities of Mantamaru, Papulankutja and Irruntju. At the age of ten (approx.), she walked with her family to Warburton Mission where she was to attend school.
Eunice lives now in Warakurna with her son and extended family. Eunice painted a limited amount of works for the Warburton Arts project in the early 1990s and began painting with Warakurna Artists in mid-2005. She has rapidly become one of its most exciting emerging artists with her vibrant artistic interpretation of powerful Tjukurrpa and contemporary stories. Eunice is a diversely talented artist, creating woven grass sculpture with Tjanpi Desert Weavers and crafting punu (native wood) artifacts for Maruku Arts. She is also a well-known dancer and regularly participated in Tjulku (ceremony).
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