synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
23 x 30 cm
Provenance Papunya Tjupi Arts, NT Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Exhibited Songlines Coo-ee Christmas 2012, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Sydney December 2012 Story This story comes from Ngarlu near Mt. Allan west of yuendumu. It is a love story about a Jungarrayi man and a Napangardi woman,his mother in law and a taboo relationship. The Jungarrayi sang her to him while spinning hairstring. The concentric circles in this work are the karrnta-women from Ngarlu who are talking about the illcrossed lovers. These women turned into miinypa,flowers which have a base of sweet nectar,prized by ants and humans. It tastes like ice-cream. The Kulara,(spears)shown in this work are used in ceremony when Napaljarri and Nungarrayi women and Japaljarri and Jungarrayi men dance this Jukurrpa. 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 email@example.com 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.