Lloyd Ajax 'Kungarangkalpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming)'

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Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming) is major tjukurrpa across the central Australian deserts. The seven sisters traveled from Kaliwarra to Warnarn in Western Australia. Stopping at significant sites and waterholes including Kuru Ala, a sacred place for women’s business close to Wingellina Community. The sisters encounter Wati Nyiru, a lusƞul man who chased them around the desert. Wati Nyiru wanted one of the sisters as his wife, but he was old and they didn’t want him. The sisters were frightened and ran away, Wati Nyiru tracked them across the desert. Sometimes he tried to trick them, once pretending to be a wayanu (quandong fruit). The sisters can be seen as a cluster of stars with Nyiru following behind them in the night sky.

This work is from Kutjara Minyma Arts Project — an Aboriginal arts centre in the remote community of Irrunytju (Wingellina), ten kilometres from where the borders of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia meet. Artist initated and led, Minyma Kutjara is a proud celebration of community and Country, a place for artists to learn, explore, create and share culture.

Read about the fascinating history of Minyma Kutjara here

 

Lloyd AJAX (1977 - )
'Kungarangkalpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming)' 2023
acrylic on canvas
Image Size: 102 x 90 cm
Dimensions: 102 x 90 cm

Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Minyma Kutjara Arts Project 

Condition: Excellent

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