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 The Inma Dance tells the story of their ancestral heritage. It embodies the stories, the designs and the rhythms of the tjukurrpa (Ancestral Law). When women are out bush they clear the ground and light a fire before they dance. A line of women will dance towards a group of singers. The same short dance sequence and accompanying song may be repeated a number of times. A number of dances may be performed or different groups of women will get up to perform the same dance over and over again. There is camaraderie, joyfulness and seriousness about this cultural practice. Dancing may last several hours. There are hundreds of different inma all of which carry profound significance for Anangu. 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.