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Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher, Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (Emu Egg Dreaming), 30x30cm
  • Aborginal Art - 30x30cm - Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher, Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (Emu Egg Dreaming), 30x30cm
  • Aborginal Art - 30x30cm - Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher, Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (Emu Egg Dreaming), 30x30cm
  • Aborginal Art - 30x30cm - Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher, Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (Emu Egg Dreaming), 30x30cm
  • Aborginal Art - 30x30cm - Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher, Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (Emu Egg Dreaming), 30x30cm
Aborginal Art - 30x30cm - Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher, Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (Emu Egg Dreaming), 30x30cm
Aborginal Art - 30x30cm - Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher, Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (Emu Egg Dreaming), 30x30cm
Aborginal Art - 30x30cm - Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher, Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (Emu Egg Dreaming), 30x30cm
Aborginal Art - 30x30cm - Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher, Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (Emu Egg Dreaming), 30x30cm

Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher, Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (Emu Egg Dreaming), 30x30cm

$159.00
  • Aboriginal Artist - Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher
  • Community - Yuendumu
  • Aboriginal Art Centre - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
  • Catalogue number - 1365/21ny
  • Materials - Acrylic on pre-stretched canvas 
  • Size(cm) - H30 W30 D3.5 
  • Postage variants - This work is posted pre-stretched and ready to hang
  • Orientation - Painted from all sides and OK to hang as wished

This Yankirri Ngipiri Jukurrpa (emu egg Dreaming) is usually associated with the Rdukarri site, south-west of Yuendumu. Most of this important men's story is unable to be distributed publicly. Rdukarri is an important ceremonial site for the Jampijinpa/Jangala subsection, who are the ‘kirda’ (custodians) of the site and its associated Jukurrpa. Emus forage on a variety of native vegetation found near to Rdukarri, including the highly-valued ‘yakajirri’ (bush currant [Solanum centrale]) and ‘mukaki’ (wild plum [Santalum lanceolatum]).

Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher was born in Alice Springs Hospital in 2001, the closest hospital to Nyirripi, a remote aboriginal community located approximately 430 km from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. He is the son of Sabrina Nungarrayi Gibson and the grandson of Mary Napangardi Gallagher, major Warlpiri artists in Australia and overseas. He goes to the Kardinia International College in Geelong, Victoria and enjoys acting and Studio Art. He has two sisters and one brother.      

When home visiting family during the school holidays,Ricardo continues the family tradition of artists, painting for Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu and Nyirripi. He paints his father’s Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), stories which relate directly to his land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. These stories have been passed down to him by his father and his father before him for millennia. “I like painting my Jukurrpa . . . it keeps me busy and focused . . . it is very satisfying.” Ricardo uses design and an unrestricted palette to depict his traditional iconography.

When Ricardo is in Geelong and not studying, he paints realistic paintings, at present landscapes, and he does community service at Gordon, Geelong.





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