Artist: Kittey Malarvie
Media: Natural ochre on canvas
Size: 90x120cm
Catalogue: 4727-14


Kittey has depicted the drying and cracked mud of her mother’s country along the Sturt Creek. She has fond memories of this country describing the banks and waterholes by the river as black soil country. “When we were young, my sisters and cousins would play with dried and cracked mud flats. “Luga” pronounced ‘looka’ is the name we had for the mud flats.  In the wet seasons and after a big tide on the Sturt Creek the water would rise up on the black mud flats, as it dried it would turn crystal, like salt. Sometimes the old people would eat these cracked mud cakes as bush medicine for the salt.”

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