synthetic polymer paint on linen
122 x 91 cm
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ID: 12939 LOCATION: Oxford St
Papunya Tula, NT
Lauraine Diggens Fine Art, Melbourne
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
Touring Exhibition Brazil, 2014Story
This paintings depicts designs associated with the travels of a group of women to the rockhole site of Yumarra, near Tjukula in Western Australia. A group of women, represented by the U shapes, applied body paint and performed ceremonies associated with the area. They had travelled from Punkilpirri, a large permanent water site, north-west of Docker River in the Walter James Range. The rockholes at Punkilpirri as represented by the roundels. They later continued their travels to the north through Tjukula and Tjalili. Along the way they gathered the edible berries known as kampurarrpa or desert raisin from the small shrub Solanum centrale. These berries can be eaten straight from the bush but are sometimes ground into a paste and cooked in the coals to form a type of damper. Mangata (quandong) from the small tree Santalum acuminatum was also gathered on the journey. And is represented by the small circles in this paintings. The plant grows prolifically throughout this area.