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 relates to a place called Mikantji, an important Water Dreaming site, west of Yuendumu whose custodians are the Nangala and Nampitjimpa women and their brothers, the Tjingala and Tjampitjimpa men. The Painting tels how the women perform ceremonies or inma celebrating the creation of the Mikantji site by the storm ancestors. The circle in the centre represents the soakage at Mikantji and the U shapes are the women sitting around it. The dots represent the raindrops and the wavy lines are the streams of water running into the soakage. These designs are also painted on the women's bodies dutring the 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.