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Prints from Balgo HillsPrints from Balgo

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Prints from the Balgo Hills (Wirrimanu) community in far north Western Australia are increasingly sought after by collectors. Some of Australia's best known senior Aboriginal artists, such as Eubena (Yupinya) Nampitjin, Elizabeth Nyumi, Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Helicopter and Boxer Milner have in recent years turned to printmaking as a medium of artistic expression alongside working on canvas.

We also have paintings (in the Balgo paintings pages) by most of the artists who made the prints shown below. For more information about the artists, you can read short biographies.

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Lucy Yukenbarri
Title: Winpurpurla
Price: $550.00 in Australia and Export.
PR106, 2003
Etching, edition size 25
25 x 49 cm
Lucy has depicted some of Lucy 's grandmother's country located far to the south of Balgo, in the Great Sandy Desert. This print features some of the country around a tjurrnu, or soakwater called Winpurpurla. Winpurpurla is an inta, or 'living water' place in that it always has good water. The Tjukurrpa (Dreamtime) story for this country tells of some ancestral women of the Nungurrayi, Nampitjin and Napangardi skin groups who came to camp at Winpurpula. These ancestral women made a fire close to the water, and started dancing a secret/sacred dance. The dancing went all night after which they started walking a long way west. The woman came to Winpurpurla to collect some of the special food that grows here, in particular the murlanpa, a flower harvested from the 'sugar tree', which is eaten raw and is a great delicacy.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $22
North America $55
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $44
Helicopter Tjungarrayi
Title: Jupiter Well
Price: $900.00 in Australia and Export.
PR108, 2002
Etching, Edition size 50
38 x 74 cm
Helicopter has depicted some of his traditional country named Jupiter Well, which is located far to the south west of Balgo, in the Great Sandy Desert. It was in this country that Helicopter was born, and travelled and hunted as a young man with his family. The majority of the painting represents the tali, or sand dunes which dominate the landscape of the area. The central circle depicted is Jupiter Well itself.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $22
North America $55
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $44
Kathleen Paddoon
Title: Nakarra Nakarra
Price: $750.00 in Australia and Export.
PR126, 2007
Etching edition size 40
40 x 60 cm
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Eubena Nampitjin
Title: Kinyu
Price: $1000.00 in Australia and Export.
PR128, 2007
Etching edition size 50
40 x 60 cm
Quantity 
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Helicopter Tjungarrayi
Title: Wangartu
Price: $400.00 in Australia and Export.
PR119, 2007
Etching edition size 30
30 x 30 cm
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Helicopter Tjungarrayi
Title: Karrulyar
Price: $500.00 in Australia and Export.
PR107, 2002
Screenprint, Edition size 50
49 x 64 cm
This print depicts a tjurrnu, or soakwater, located on Helicopter's traditional country. It is known as Karrulyar, and is located far to the south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. Karrulyar features in the centre of the print, and it is a place that provides dependable water only in the winter months. The country around Karrulyar is mainly flat and open. Surrounding Karrulyar, and dominating the landscape of the area, are tali, or sand dunes. The dot work between the tali depicts kamitji (bush tomato) which is commonly found here.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $66
Lucy Yukenbarri
Title: Punyanita
Price: $902.00 in Australia
$820.00 for Export.
PR521, 2002
Screenprint, Edition size 99
55 x 75 cm
This print depicts some of Lucy's country far to the south of Balgo, in the Great Sandy Desert. This country is known as Punyanita and is named for the soakwater, or tjurrnu, featured in the centre of the painting. Tali, or sand dunes dominate the landscape of the area, while purra (bush tomato), tjunta (bush onion) and karnti (bush potato) are commonly found here. The small dots depict the variety of these foods. The U shapes represent women performing ceremony to ensure the bush foods will remain abundant.
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Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $22
North America $55
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $44
Elizabeth Nyumi
Title: Kantil Kantil
Price: $495.00 in Australia
$450.00 for Export.
PR503, 2002
Screenprint, Edition size 99
34 x 50 cm
Elizabeth has depicted her father's country known as Parwalla. It is located far to the south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert, west of the community of Kiwirrkurra. The landscape of the area is dominated by tali or sand hills. Parwalla is swampy, filling a huge area with water after the wet season rain. These wet season rains result in an abundance of good bush tucker. Depicted here is kantilli, or bush raisin surrounded by tali or sand hills. Both men and women collect bush raisins with each other.
Quantity 
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $22
North America $55
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $44
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