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Walka Wiru Ngura Wiru by Melissa Donegan - 91 x 31cm

Walka Wiru Ngura Wiru by Melissa Donegan - 91 x 31cm

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Walka Wiru Ngura Wiru 

91 x 31cm

Acrylic on canvas

2021

Walka Wiru Ngura Wiru means lovely country, lovely drawing. This is a painting is a composition of dot patterns inspired by the sandy desert features around the Tompkinson ranges of Pipalyatjara, Kalka, and Irrunytju communities where Ninuku artists work.

Melissa Donegan was born in 1969 at the Warburton Ranges of Western Australia. She is the oldest daughter of renowned artist Jimmy Donegan. As a young girl she lived in Amata where her father worked as a stockman. During the late 1970s and the “Homeland Movement”, her and her family moved to Pipalyatjara to be closer to traditional home lands. Like many other Anangu (people of Pitjantjatjara land) families, Melissa’s moved frequently between the communities of Irrunytju, Pipalyatjara and Amata.