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Sarah-Jane Nampijinpa Singleton - Emu Dreaming 46x30cm


Sarah-Jane Nampijinpa Singleton - Emu Dreaming 46x30cm


Artwork Name: Emu Dreaming

Artist: Sarah-Jane Nampijinpa Singleton

Size: 46cm x 30cm pre-stretched canvas

Item Code: 10328

Art Story

This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurrpa, (emu dreaming)is at Ngarlikurlangu, north of Yuendumu. The 'yankirri' travelled to the rockhole at Ngarlikurlangu to find water. This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampijinpa women. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Emus are usually represented by their 'wirliya' (footprints), arrow-like shapes that show them walking around Ngarlikurlangu eating 'yakajirri' (bush raisin). In the time of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikiurlangu between a 'yankirri' ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard) ancestors over sharing the 'yakajirri'. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initiation ceremonies.