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 is for the Naparrula, Jupurrula, Nakamarra and Jakamarra skin groups. The painting tells the Dreamtime story about the women looking for grass seeds. They would follow ant tracks in order to find gathered grass seeds. The seeds were collected in coolamons and taken home to be sorted ready for grinding. The ground seeds are then ready to be made in to damper. The round circles represent the gathered seeds./ The oval shapes are the dampers. Women are shown as U shapes with their coolamons. The hole in the centre of the painting is the ants nest. This Dreaming takes place near the Granites in the Tanami desert at a place called Miya Miya. 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.