Papunya Tula Artists, NT Cat No. NN0512027
Private Collection, SA
Cooee Art, NSW
Accompanied by a Papunya Tula Certificate
The roundels in this painting depict Wirrulnga, a rockhole site in a small rocky outcrop, east of the Kiwirrkura Community in Western Australia. In mythological times a group of ancestral women camped here before continuing their travels north east to Wilkinkarra (Lake MacKay).
Wirrulnga is a site which is associated with birth. The shapes adjacent to the roundels symbolise the extended shape of a pregnant woman of the Napaltjarri kinship subsection who gave birth at the site.
The arc shapes in the work depict the sand hills that surround the area.