Meenamatta Water Country Discussion

 

Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) meenamatta lena walantanalinany (meenamatta water country) – beyond the colonial construct : meenamatta map of unlandscape, 2006. Synthetic polymer, charcoal & text on linen Diptych, each work: 244 x 244cm (eight panels in total, stretcher sizes)

 

Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) paperbark water-heart re-birth : pura-lia lena retena aya–aya, 2006. Synthetic polymer, charcoal & text on linen 182 x 182cm (four panels, stretcher sizes)

 

Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) the moon is behind the cloud flow within meenamatta country watery inner veins : ooeeta toggana warratena lunta lia tarigitia reminye meenamatta narla liena reminye, 2006. Synthetic polymer, charcoal & text on linen 182 x 182cm (four panels, stretcher sizes)

 

Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) deep water spirit waiting : riawarrawa kraka-neka, 2006. deeper than the water place the river’s bed where light does not travel along black corridors and root canals : riawarrawa rests. Synthetic polymer, charcoal & text on linen 182 x 182cm (four panels, stretcher sizes)

 

Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) old men listening : lalubegana waii, 2006. old men listen in a world where respect for water is life’s nectar and disrespect will bring slow dying in an ever-death as life will die yet life killed before time renews the life-cycle once again with all-clear water. Synthetic polymer, charcoal & text on linen 182 x 182cm (four panels, stretcher sizes)

 

07oct06Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) salt land sun (synthetic ecumene) : noattye walantanalinany pukkanebrenah, 2006. touching in spirits of old lest it becomes the feeling in churches that have claims of ownership for man as god to please a self interest power to break water until living things can no longer survive the new order of possessing water’s spirit. Synthetic polymer, charcoal & text on linen 182 x 182cm (four panels, stretcher sizes)

 

08oct06Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) blood juice cloud (meenamatta tomato) : balouina miengalina bagota, 2006. Synthetic polymer, charcoal & text on linen 182 x 182cm (four panels, stretcher sizes)

 

09oct06Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) the moon is risen, mount ben lomond water dance : weetapoona turbuna mookener rialangana, 2006. Synthetic polymer, charcoal & text on linen 150.5 x 150.5cm (stretcher sizes)

 

10oct06Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) breathe my family water : drakurringer legana tagarilia, 2006. Synthetic polymer, charcoal & text on linen 182 x 182cm (four panels, stretcher sizes)

 

11oct06Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) broken water circuitry : krakerpuker liena lowamakhana, 2006. toxins infiltrate all-life water. Synthetic polymer, charcoal & text on linen 182 x 182cm (four panels, stretcher sizes)

 

12oct06Jonathan Kimberley & puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) tidal water : weetapoona lena, 2006. Synthetic polymer, charcoal on linen 91 x 91cm (stretcher size)