Current Location:
Art Gallery Support Facility -> AGS Office
Location Notes:
AGS Office: Office 102

Aboriginal Art Collection ➔ Karnta Tjukurrpa (Women's Dreaming)

Artwork
Identifier:
2010.7.2
Artist:
Jasmin Naparrurla Oliver
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Date:
2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12.25 in Width: 12.25 in
Description:
A painting sporting a beaded pattern. The paint is laid down in small dots to resemble a beaded texture. The majority of the image is of squares within squares. In the center there are four rings, each inside another, and a curved gold line extending out to the upper right corner. There are mirrored and inverse images on either side of the ring. The colors range form purple, blue, gold, red, white and green.
Historical Context:
This painting depicts Nakamarra and Napurrurla women hunting for bush foods. The sacred site associated with this Jukurrpa is represented as a circle around which the women sit. They are looking for sweet berries that are only available at certain times of the year. The 'kirda' custodians for this story are the Nakamarra/Napurrurla women and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men.