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  • Aboriginal Art - Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), 91x76cm - Art Ark
  • Aboriginal Art - Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), 91x76cm - Art Ark
  • Aboriginal Art - Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), 91x76cm - Art Ark
  • Aboriginal Art - Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), 91x76cm - Art Ark
Aboriginal Art - Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), 91x76cm - Art Ark
Aboriginal Art - Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), 91x76cm - Art Ark
Aboriginal Art - Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), 91x76cm - Art Ark
Aboriginal Art - Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), 91x76cm - Art Ark

Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), 91x76cm

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  • Artist - Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher
  • Community - Nyirripi
  • Art Centre/Community organisation - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
  • Catalogue number - 71/17ny
  • Materials - Acrylic on linen
  • Size(cm) - H91 W76 D2 
  • Postage variants - Artwork is posted un-stretched and rolled for safe shipping.
  • Orientation - Painted from all sides and OK to hang as wished

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.

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