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The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek beds are ‘mulju’ (soakages), or naturally occurring wells. The ‘kirda’ (owners) for this site are Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. The storm travelled from east to west initially travelling with a ‘pampardu Jukurrpa’ (termite Dreaming).
In contemporary Walpiri paintings, traditional iconography can be used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites, and other elements. Short dashes are used to represent ‘mangkurdu’ (cumulus and stratocumulus clouds), and longer, flowing lines, represent ‘ngawarra’ (flood waters). Small circles are used to depict ‘mulju’ (soakages) and riverbeds.
Title: Ngapa Jukurrpa (water dreaming)
Artist: Norissa Nampijinpa Watson
Art Centre: Warlukurlangu Artists
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 122 x 122cm
Catalogue Number: 2952/22
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