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Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming), 122x91cm
  • Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming), 122x91cm
  • Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming), 122x91cm
  • Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming), 122x91cm
  • Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming), 122x91cm
Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming), 122x91cm
Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming), 122x91cm
Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming), 122x91cm
Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming), 122x91cm

Otto Jungarrayi Sims, Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming), 122x91cm

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  • Aboriginal Artist - Otto Jungarrayi Sims
  • Community - Yuendumu
  • Aboriginal Art Centre - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
  • Art centre catalogue number - 3302/20
  • Materials - Acrylic on linen 
  • Size(cm) - H122 W91 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 painting depicts the Jukurrpa story of the ‘wangarla’ (crow [Corvus bennetti] [Corvus orru]). The ‘wirliya’ (tracks) of the ‘wangarla’ surround the ‘kurrkara’ (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana]). The ‘wangarla’ landed on one of these trees and sat there all alone and hungry. This is the country of Wangarlinjiri, the place where all the crows flocked together and this Jukurrpa is the responsibility of members of the Japaljarri/Napaljarri subsection. In the paintings of this Dreaming, the ‘Kurrkara’ are usually shown as circles within circles and the cross like shapes depict the ‘wangarla’ tracks.

Otto Jungarrayi Sims was born in 1960 at Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community about 290km northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. He remembers spending much of his childhood travelling in the surrounding country of this region. Otto finished high school in Yuendumu and has continued his studies through the indigenous college in Alice Spring where he got a bachelor in Business. He has worked for Yuendumu Council and the Tanami Goldmine in the 1990’s. Otto paints his father’s, Paddy Japaljarri Sims, stories, that were passed down to Paddy by his parents, and their parents before them for millennia. These stories relate directly to Otto’s country at Kunajarrayi and Yanjilpirri, its features and flora and fauna. Otto has painted for Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 1990, and was elected to its executive committee in 2002 and Chairman of the art centre in 2007. In March 2008 Otto travelled to Bahrain for the opening of a Warlukurlangu group exhibition at the La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art. This was Otto's first trip overseas. Otto has a passion for hunting Kiparra (Bush turkey), and can often be seen driving down backroads around Yuendumu in his four wheel drive.




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