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Sculpture Malu (Kangaroo) Noreen Heffernan 4324-23

Sculpture Malu (Kangaroo) Noreen Heffernan 4324-23

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Textile sculpture of a Kangaroo in shades of yellow and green. Noreen Heffernan is an artist belonging to the Pitjantjatjara language and cultural group and is from the remote community of Pukatja (Ernabella) in South Australia. Noreen is part of a prolific lineage of Tjanpi weavers from the Pukatja community including artists like Yuminia Kenta, Yaratji Heffernan and the brilliant Loria Jaylene Heffernan. Noreen's sister, Jacinta Heffernan, also weaves for Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Noreen has a parcular interest in weaving sculptural pieces. Her work features in Tangki - a collaborave animaon project which resulted in a short film and accompanying children's book. She enjoys working with bright colours and naïve shapes in her sculptural fibre work. She also exhibited in Desert Mob in 2023, as part of Mutuka Rikina! (Flash Car!).

Dimensions: 45cm L x 11cm W x 30cm H

Materials: raffia, acrylic wool

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in Australia's remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art. Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands. The NPY lands cover approximately 350,000 square kilometres across the tri-state (WA, SA, NT) border region of Central Australia. 

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