Pauline Napangardi Gallagher - Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming)

CODE: 115/21ny
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  • Artist: Pauline Napangardi Gallagher 
    Artwork: Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming)
    Catalogue Number: 115/21ny
    Size: 30cm x 30cm
    Acrylic on canvas - prestretched.
    Ready to hang
    Artworks include a stamped signed Certificate of Authenticity from Warlukurlangu Artists. 

  • Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming)

    This Jukurrpa contains important information about the different roles that men and women play in Warlpiri culture, particularly in the context of ritual performance. It alludes to an earlier time in which their ritual and social roles were reversed, in which women controlled the sacred objects and weapons that are now exclusively “owned” by men.

    In contemporary Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography can be used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites, and other elements. In paintings of the Mina Mina Jukurrpa, sinuous lines are often used to represent ‘ngalyipi’ (snakevine). Circles and roundels can represent the ‘jintiparnta’ (desert truffle) that the women collected as they travelled, and straight lines are used to represent the ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks). ‘Majardi’ (hairstring skirts) are represented by wavy lines suspended from a single curved line.