Red Cockatoo - Kurri kurri Marrpu


By Chern’ee Sutton  
Age – 22 years  
Size – 98cm x 148cm high
Medium – Acrylic and raised acrylic on canvas

Kurri kurri Marrpu – Red Cockatoo

My name is Chern’ee Sutton and I am a contemporary Aboriginal artist from the Kalkadoon people from the Mount Isa area in Queensland.

“Kurri kurri Marrpu” is the name of this painting which means “Red Cockatoo” in the Kalkadoon language and this is my interpretation of her story.

When Tjawan the frog see’s red cockatoo flying high above Kalkadoon country she knows it is time to start singing her song for rain.


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