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  • Aboriginal Art | Molly Napurrurla Martin, Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), 61x46cm
  • Aboriginal Art | Molly Napurrurla Martin, Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), 61x46cm
  • Aboriginal Art | Molly Napurrurla Martin, Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), 61x46cm
  • Aboriginal Art | Molly Napurrurla Martin, Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), 61x46cm
Aboriginal Art | Molly Napurrurla Martin, Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), 61x46cm
Aboriginal Art | Molly Napurrurla Martin, Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), 61x46cm
Aboriginal Art | Molly Napurrurla Martin, Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), 61x46cm
Aboriginal Art | Molly Napurrurla Martin, Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), 61x46cm

Molly Napurrurla Martin, Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), 61x46cm

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  • Artist - Molly Napurrurla Martin
  • Community - Nyirripi  
  • Art Centre/Community organisation - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation  
  • Catalogue number - 660/12ny   
  • Materials - Acrylic on canvas  
  • Size(cm) - H61 W46 D2  
  • Postage variants - Artwork posted un-stretched and rolled for safe shipping

Nakamarra/Napurrurla women and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. The Jukurrpa is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara is a species of Fimbristylis, a grass that bears edible seeds in the winter-time. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone (‘puturlu’) with a smaller stone (‘ngalikirri’) to make flour. This flour is mixed with water (‘ngapa’) to make small seed cakes. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. In paintings of this Jukurrpa large concentric circles are used to represent Jaralypari and dots surrounding these circles are often depicting the ‘ngurlu’.

Molly Napurrurla Martin was born many years ago at Granites, which is 300 km north-west of Yuendum and where there is now an operating gold mine. Molly was educated in the tradition aboriginal way, going bush and learning about country. Her mother Lorna Napurrurla Williams (Dec) painted with Warlukurlangu Artists in the 80s and 90s. She had a brother Timmy who has passed away and a big brother, Leo who lives in Alice Springs. Molly now lives in Nyirripi, where she is cared for by her granddaughters Corrie and Lorraine. Molly painted intermittently in the 80s and 90s but since 2007 has painted consistently with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km from Alice Springs in the NT of Australia. Molly paints her Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming) and Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming), Dreamings from her father’s side. These stories are passed down through the generations for millennia. When Molly is not painting she likes to go hunting with family and friends for goanna.

Molly passed away in 2014.