Seven Sisters is a series of eight limited edition etchings celebrating the ancestry of the seven Yunupingu sisters from North-east Arnhem Land. The Seven Sisters is a creation story told in many parts of Australia. The story is based on the two constellations of stars known as the Pleiades and Orion.
The Yunupingu Sisters are:
Dorothy Djakanngu Yunupingu
Gulumbu Yunupingu (dec)
Seven Sisters will be shown at the Ganyu (Star) Gallery, one of the highlights of the 2012 Darwin Festival, as Festival Park is transformed into a magical night-time gallery with no walls.
The Ganyu Gallery will also feature a new body of associated etchings that for the first time really emphasise the power of the marwat- hair brush which is one of NE Arnhem’s distinctive traits and strengths.