synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
23 x 30 cm
Provenance Iwantja Arts & Crafts, N.T Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Exhibited: Songlines Coo-ee Christmas 2012, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Sydney December 2012 Story Maringka has painted her totem, the caterpillar. It is her dreaming story. It tells a story of women heading into the bush collecting bush tucker.The women would travel all day in large groups, singing and dancing as they collected food to take back to their large families at the campsite.The women quite often come across a caterpillar that they call the â€˜cheeky one'. This is because this particular caterpillar constantly bites the women while they are picking fruit making them quite itchy.These caterpillars are luminous green in colour with bright eyes. In this painting the artist has depicted the home of the caterpillar in the Tanami Desert, NT. The Dreaming track, or songline runs through the artist's country. Purchase Details This work, as part of Coo-ee's Christmas show, Songlines: Coo-ee Christmas is available for sale from 3pm the 24th November at the exhibition opening and not before. So first in, best dressed! If you are unable to make the exhibition opening, simply register your interest via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 9300 9200. Please send through a 'wish list' of works in preference order and specify how many works in total you want. We will endeavour to get you the works of your choosing but are unable to guarantee this. This exhibition is designed to be a bit of fun for Christmas so I hope you enjoy it. The works will sell out quickly so be sure to get in first.