Synthetic Polymer Paint on Board
22.9 x 30.5 cm
Warlukurlangu Artists, Yuendumu NTExhibited
A Cooee Christmas, 2017, PaddingtonStory
Each time the ﬂock of ancestral ‘ngatijirri’ lands, they perform ceremonies, singing and dancing as they ﬂy and roost in the trees. The sites of these ceremonies are depicted in this Paintings as concentric circles, while cross-like shapes depict the footprints of the birds on the ground and give an indication of the large ﬂocks of ‘ngatijirri’ that can be found near Yangarnmpi and other sites close to Yuendumu. After good rains ‘ngatijirri’ can successfully breed several times, resulting in an explosion of the population in a short time. Custodians for the Ngatijirri Jukurrpa are Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women and Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men.