Tangentyere Artists

Wardapi Jukurrpa by Isobelle Spencer Napaljarri (40 x 76cm)

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'This painting is about the way women hunt Wardapi that sand goanna. He digs holes in the dunes, makes his nest deep inside. Many of the holes all join up. Women hunt Wardapi in the dunes by digging out the holes. Sometimes cover one, and Wardapi runs out other one. Need to hunt him together. Find all the holesDig them at the same time. Someone going to get him that wayThe Wardapi Jukurrpa [Varanus Gouldii Goanna] belongs to the Spencer Sisters. It comes from Yarripilangku [aka Yinyiripalangu], south-west of Yuendumu. A group of Warlpiri Karnta [women] are sitting down in a circle when a Japangardi Wati [man] from Puturlu [Mt Theo], called Wamaru came upon them. He wants to take one of them, named Yurlkurinyi, of Nungarrayi skin, which is the wrong skin for him. He takes the Nungarrayi woman up a hill, where they make love. In response, the earth on top of the hill turns to Ngunjungunju [white ochre], and yellow and red ochre. The yellow is for Karnta and the red for Wati.

Around 400 Artists make up Tangentyere Artists; an Alice Springs based Aboriginal owned Art Centre providing Arts training and Workshops as well as Marketing and Sales support for the artists. The unique quality of Tangentyere Artists is that it represents the breadth and depth of Central Australian cultural diversity.

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Title: Wardapi Jukurrpa
Artist: Isobelle Spencer Napaljarri
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Dimensions: 400 x 760mm - Tasmanian Oak Frame
Catalogue Number: 11205-20

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Title: Wardapi Jukurrpa
Artist: Isobelle Spencer Napaljarri
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Dimensions: 400 x 760mm - Tasmanian Oak Frame
Catalogue Number: 11205-20

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