Warlayirti Artists - Work from the Australian Desert

A Collection of Fine Warlayirti Aboriginal Art - 2008


Warlayirti Artists - Work from the Australian Desert

A Collection of Fine Warlayirti Aboriginal Art - 2008


MARIE MUDGEDELL

Ngama Ngama
1017/07
Acrylic on Linen
Ngama Ngama | 1017/07
Acrylic on Linen
120 x 60cm | 47.2 x 23.6in
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Marie has painted a Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) story for her country North of Balgo around Purkitji (Sturt Creek). The story is of the Seven Sisters who lived as mussels in a place called Ngama Ngama along Purkitji (Sturt Creek).

During the Tjukurrpa a transformation took place at Ngama Ngama and the sisters, all of the Napangarti skin group, emerged from Purkitji as people. The sisters then proceeded to teach the Jaru and Walmajarri women living in the area about women’s Law and culture. The shapes in this painting depict the marks the women left in the ground as they performed the dancing ceremonies for this country.

Marie has painted a Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) story for her country North of Balgo around Purkitji (Sturt Creek). The story is of the Seven Sisters who lived as mussels in a place called Ngama Ngama along Purkitji (Sturt Creek).

During the Tjukurrpa a transformation took place at Ngama Ngama and the sisters, all of the Napangarti skin group, emerged from Purkitji as people. The sisters then proceeded to teach the Jaru and Walmajarri women living in the area about women’s Law and culture....