Ninuku Arts: Walka Waru - Ngayuku Ngura by Samuel Miller
"Ngayuku Ngura" Blown glass vessel, with design painted by Samuel Miller of Ninuku Arts
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Walka Waru: Ninuku Kalawatjanga ungu painta
Warm Works: Ninuku painting inside glass
This collaborative project explores new materials and forms, with artists who normally paint on canvas transferring their skills to glass for the first time. The artists at Ninuku Arts, in Kalka in the far northwest of South Australia, have painted their characteristically bold and colourful designs onto glass ‘starter bubbles’, which have then been blown into larger forms by JamFactory glass artists. The resulting works present ancestral stories in a striking new medium.
Samuel was born at Ernabella mission to Helen Miller the first wife of Mr Miller (Ninuku artist Nampitjin Molly Miller is the second wife). He grew up in Amata and Pipalyatjara, and now lives in Kalka, with his second mother Molly, and her family.
He is a committed member of Ninuku Arts, usually painting everyday. Samuel’s paintings depict the traditional iconography of his land that lies to the east of Pipalyatjara. Rockholes, creeks and hills feature in his paintings, all immersed in Tjukurpa (Dreaming stories). Samuel's paintings are mesmerising with their minimalist composition and extensive use of radiating colours, mostly drawn from the varying colours in the landscape surrounding his country.
Dimensions: H 210 x Dia 180mm
Materials: Blown glass
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