Brian Mudgedell

1982 - Tjintjintjin 2012
  • acrylic on linen
120 cm x 180 cm

Brian Mudgedell moved between the communities of Balgo and Mulun as a young boy. He has fond memories of hunting south of Mulun at Paruku with his mother and brother. In the Lake of Paruku lives the cheeky (dangerous) snake, Waniara, who would eat people during the Tjukurrpa. Brian speaks of being cautious when approaching the lake. In Balgo Brian attended The Luurnpa Catholic School and traveled to Melbourne and Adelaide on special excursions. Brian started painting in 1992 and explains how he continues the legacy learnt from his grandmother. He has inherited her stories, which encompasses country south west of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert.

Source: Warlayirti Artists, Balgo

© Brian Mudgedell and Warlayirti Artists

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