KukulaMcDonald Aboriginal-artist

Kukula McDonald

Kukula is a Luritja woman born in 1985. Kukula predominantly paints back red-tailed cockatoos, and in the past painted wheelchairs. She knows where to find “big mobs” of black cockatoos in the Central and Western Deserts. She also has a keen eye and extensive knowledge for wheelchair brands, styles, colours, accessories.

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. Her paintings capture the cheeky nature of the birds set to the backdrop of a colourful landscape.