Natural ochres on canvas
1948 Yunurr - Spring Creek
|Patrick Mung Mung is a senior artist at Warmun Art Centre and an elder at Warmun Community in the East Kimberley. Painting with natural earth pigments on canvas is a significant aspect of his art practice. His knowledge of his Country and his cultural memory of family, land and work are powerfully linked in his work. Like his late father, George Mung Mung, Patrick is a strong cross-cultural communicator. With its raw directness and composition Patrick’s work is influenced by the previous generation of Warmun artists, including Rover Thomas and Paddy Jaminji. Patrick worked as a stockman for many years on Texas Downs Station and was the last worker to leave the station when it closed in the 1970s. Since the death of his father, Patrick has adopted his role as a senior artist, law and culture man.
From December 2022 to January 2023, floodwaters from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie caused significant impacts on the lives of people living and working across the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.