Lee Nangala Gallagher - Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) - Ngarlikurlangu

CODE: 1366/19ny
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  • Artist: Lee Nangala Gallagher
    Artwork: Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) - Ngarlikurlangu
    Catalogue Number: 1366/19ny
    Size: 30cm x 30cm
    Acrylic on canvas - prestretched.
    Ready to hang
    Artworks include a stamped signed Certificate of Authenticity from Warlukurlangu Artists. 

  • Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) - Ngarlikurlangu
    This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurrpa, (emu Dreaming [Dromaius novaehollandiae]) 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 [Solanum centrale]). In the time of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikiurlangu between a ‘yankirri’ ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard [Ardeotis australis]) ancestors over sharing the ‘yakajirri’. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initiation ceremonies.

Category: Painting, Warlukurlangu