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  • Title: Kurrkara Jukurrpa BHE
  • Artist: Judy Napangardi Watson
  • Region: Central Australia
  • Art Centre: Warlukurlangu Artists
  • Medium: Etching
  • Collection: Basil Hall Collection
  • Dimensions: 19 x 14 cm
  • Edition Size: 100
  • Price ($AUD): $ 195

Artwork Story

Kurrkara Jukurrpa (Desert Oak Dreaming from Mina Mina)

Kurrkara is the shade tree where the women in this painting sat down to rest at Mina Mina, an important ceremonial place belonging to Japanangka/Japangardi men and Napanangka/Napangardi women. Mina Mina and the associated land is far to the west of Yuendumu in the sandhill country. Napanangka and Napangardi women are shown here collecting Jintiparnta (Edible fungus) at Kantakarlangu, an area that is also called Mina Mina. Ancestral women traveled from here to the north through Janyinki and other places then to the east to Alcoota country. There are a number of Mulju (water soakages) and a clay pan at Mina Mina and it is here that the women danced and performed various ceremonies. As a result Karla-ngu (digging sticks) rose up out of the ground and it is these implements that the women carried with them on their long journey east.

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