Papunya, Northern Territory
Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists
Kukula is a young Luritja woman who has been painting at the Mwerre Anthurre Artists Studio at Bindi since 2002.
Kukula predominantly paints Black Cockatoos and knows where to find “big mobs” of Black Cockatoos in the Central and Western Deserts. Kukula previously painted wheelchairs and has a keen eye and extensive knowledge for wheelchair brands, styles, colours, accessories and is able to tell you who has what kind of wheelchair “out bush”.
In the last few years Kukula has started painting ‘Uttumpatu’ the rocky outcrops that form ridge lines or hills beside the community of Papunya. These landscape formations hold cultural significance for the people of Papunya. Kukula has been incorporating Red Tailed Black Cockatoos into the landscape of Papunya, big mobs or a lone individual soaring in the sky. These new paintings reflect great developments as an artist and on a personal level.
See more of Kukula’s artwork at Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists
Installation Expression Space: Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists 2017