Wakartu Cory Surprise
(1929 - 2011)
Wakartu Cory Surprise was active/lived in Australia. Wakartu Surprise is known for painting.
Biography Wakartu Cory Surprise
"Nobody taught me how to paint. I put down my own ideas. I saw these
places myself; I went there with the old people. I paint jilji (sand
hills), jumu (soak water), jiwari (rock hole), pamerr (hills and rock
country). I think about mangarri (vegetable food) and kuyu (game) from
my country and when I was there. When I paint I am thinking about law
from a long time ago. I am thinking about the country, my country.'1
Wakartu Cory Surprise's paintings reflect robust mark making. The
strength and confidence of her hand delivers almost muscular works.
Epitomised by her joyous use of colour, mixed directly onto the canvas,
where voluminous forms of reds, blues and yello
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