synthetic polymer paint on canvas
23 x 30 cm
Provenance Warlukurlangu Artists, NT Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Exhibited: Songlines Coo-ee Christmas 2012, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Sydney December 2012 Story This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurrpa, (emu Dreaming [Dromaius novaehollandiae]) is at Ngarlikurlangu, north of Yuendumu. The â€˜yankirri' travelled to the rockhole at Ngarlikurlangu to find water. This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampijinpa women. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Emus are usually represented by their â€˜wirliya' (footprints), arrow-like shapes that show them walking around Ngarlikurlangu eating â€˜yakajirri' (bush raisin [Solanum centrale]). In the time of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikiurlangu between a â€˜yankirri' ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard [Ardeotis australis]) ancestors over sharing the â€˜yakajirri'. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initiation ceremonies. 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.