Robert Fielding

Piti munu wana

Robert Fielding - Piti munu wana


lives and works at Mimili Community, SA
Language: Western Arrernte/Yankunytjatjara/Pitjantjatjara
Region: APY Lands, South Australia
Piti munu wana  2020
multi-metal cast of piti (bowls),
bronze-cast of wana (digging sticks) with
gold-leaf details on woven camel hair 'munu' pads
Acquired in 2020

Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. 

These bronze objects were cast from carved and ornamented wood bowls and digging sticks made in collaboration with   two of the senior leaders of Mimili, Sammy and Ngilan Dodd. They were exhibited as part of a body of work produced by Fielding for his recent exhibition Routes/Roots at Linden New Art, Melbourne in February 2020 and in response to a visit to the archives at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide where the artist encountered many unattributed objects that were taken from his home of Mimili Community, formerly known as Everard Park Station. 

Source: Black Art Projects, Melbourne 2020

© Robert Fielding