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Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown, Luurnpa Jukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming) - Lake MacKay, 107x46cm
  • Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown, Luurnpa Jukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming) - Lake MacKay, 107x46cm
  • Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown, Luurnpa Jukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming) - Lake MacKay, 107x46cm
  • Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown, Luurnpa Jukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming) - Lake MacKay, 107x46cm
  • Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown, Luurnpa Jukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming) - Lake MacKay, 107x46cm
Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown, Luurnpa Jukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming) - Lake MacKay, 107x46cm
Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown, Luurnpa Jukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming) - Lake MacKay, 107x46cm
Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown, Luurnpa Jukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming) - Lake MacKay, 107x46cm
Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown, Luurnpa Jukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming) - Lake MacKay, 107x46cm

Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown, Luurnpa Jukurrpa (Kingfisher Dreaming) - Lake MacKay, 107x46cm

$699.00
  • Aboriginal Artist - Shaimaya Nampijinpa Brown
  • Community - Nyirripi
  • Aboriginal Art Centre - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
  • Catalogue number - 5574/19
  • Materials - Acrylic on linen 
  • Size(cm) - H107 W46 D2 
  • Postage variants - Artwork is posted un-stretched and rolled for safe shipping
  • Orientation - Painted from all sides OK to hang as wished

Luurnpa is the ancestral kingfisher who led the Kukaja people to their country in the Dreaming. He travelled from the north stopping at all the sources of living water in the desert. He came to Tjalputjalpu, north of Lake MacKay, and camped beside the warran, clay pans that join up to form a vast flood plain after heavy summer rains. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the ‘Jukurrpa’ (Dreaming).  Artists depicted Luurnpa Jukurrpa using rectangular and circular shapes to indicate warran (claypans); vertical and horizontal lines to represent karru (creeks), and parallel transverse lines to depict Luurnpa’s spears. At some of the sacred places he visited, Luurnpa left special powers and ‘big law’.

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