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  • Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm
  • Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm
  • Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm
  • Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm
  • Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm
Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm
Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm
Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm
Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm
Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm

Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Mina Mina Jukurrpa - Ngalyipi, 30.5x30.5cm

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  • Aboriginal Artist - Karen Napaljarri Barnes
  • Community - Yuendumu
  • Aboriginal Art Centre - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
  • Catalogue number - 2581/12
  • Materials - Acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
  • Size(cm) - H30.5 W30.5 D3.5
  • Postage variants - Artwork is posted stretched and ready to hang.
  • Orientation - Painted form all sides and OK to hang as wished

The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men. All of them are the custodians of the Jukurrpa that created the area. The Jukurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled to the east gathering food, collecting ‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks) emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the women travelled east creating Janyinki and other sites. Their journey took them far to the east beyond the boundaries of Warlpiri country. The ‘ngalyipi’ vine grows up the trunks and limbs of the ‘kurrkara’ (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana]) trees. ‘Ngalyipi’ is a sacred vine to Napangardi and Napanangka women that has many uses. It can be used as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to carry ‘parrajas’ (wooden bowls) that are laden with bush tucker and as a tourniquet for headaches.

Karen Napaljarri Barnes was born in Lajamanu, a remote Aboriginal community in semi-arid country on the edge of the Tanami Desert 1000km north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. She moved to Yuendumu, 700km south, after finishing school in Lajamanu, to be with her family. She has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centre, since 2001. She is the grand-daughter of Warlukurlangus's famous artist Judy Napangardi Watson and they would sit together painting at the Art Centre every day when Karen first started painting. Karen paints the dreaming stories handed down to her by her family for generations of millenia, stories which come from Mina Mina, country west of Yuendumu of which her family are the custodians. She also paints Karnta Jukurrpa (Women’s Dreaming), Wakulyarri Jukurrpa (Wallaby Dreaming), Ngarlajiyi Jukurrpa (Bush Carrot Creaming). Karen loves sport, especially basketball and softball, and is an avid football spectator, barracking for Lajamanu.

 





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