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  • Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 1
  • Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 2
  • Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 3
  • Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 4
  • Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 5
  • Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 6
Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 1
Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 2
Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 3
Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 4
Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 5
Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 6

Lee Nangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa - Ngarna, 107x107cm

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  • Artist - Lee Nangala Gallagher
  • Community - Nyirripi
  • Art Centre/Community organisation - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
  • Catalogue number - 724/16ny
  • Materials - Acrylic on linen 
  • Size(cm) - H107 W107 D2 
  • Postage variants - Artwork is posted un-stretched and rolled for safe shipping.

Men of the Jampijinpa/Jangala skin groups and women of the Nampijinpa/Nangala skin groups are the ‘kirda’ (custodians) for the Emu Yankirri Jukurrpa (emu Dreaming) at Ngarna. Ngarna is an important men’s ceremonial place and much of the story is kept secret from the uninitiated. Emus survive on a diet of native vegetation found in the area, including the ‘yakajirri’ (bush currant [Solanum centrale]) and ‘mukaki’ (plumbush [Santalum lanceolatum]). In Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa and other elements. This painting depicts Yankirri going to the Ngarna site, leaving the water hole after having a drink of water. Ngarna is located to the south of Yuendumu.

”I find painting very contemplative.” Lee Nangala Wayne/Gallagher was born in 1958 in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. She lived most of her life in Yuendumu, but when her husband passed away in 2003 she moved to Nyirripi, a further 160 km west of Yuendumu, where her mother still lives. Nyirripi is her father’s country and her mother is Mary Napangardi Gallagher, a well-known artist who also paints with Warlukurlangu Artists. Lee has one sister and three brothers. She has three children, two sons and one daughter and one adopted child from her younger sister. She has lots of grandkids. Lee went to Yuendumu School and after completing school she worked for the Central Desert Shire (CDS) Council Trust, cooking for the aged care. She has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre in Yuendumu since 2006. She began painting after “watching all those old people doing painting”. She says she feels better when she’s painting. Lee paints her father’s Jukurrpa stories, Dreamings that relate directly to her father’s land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. These stories have been passed down for millennia. She particularly likes painting her father’s Jukurrpa, especially Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) and Yunkaranyi Jukurrpa (Flying Ants), Dreamings that relate to her country between Nyirripi and Yuendumu. Lee uses traditional Aboriginal colours of black, yellow and red, acrylic colours that imitate the ochres found in the area.

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