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Shirley Nampijinpa Turner, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 30x30cm
  • Shirley Nampijinpa Turner, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 30x30cm
  • Shirley Nampijinpa Turner, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 30x30cm
  • Shirley Nampijinpa Turner, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 30x30cm
Shirley Nampijinpa Turner, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 30x30cm
Shirley Nampijinpa Turner, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 30x30cm
Shirley Nampijinpa Turner, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 30x30cm

Shirley Nampijinpa Turner, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 30x30cm

$149.00
  • Aboriginal Artist - Shirley Nampijinpa Turner
  • Community - Nyirripi
  • Aboriginal Art Centre - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
  • Catalogue number - 2301/20ny
  • Materials - Acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
  • Size(cm) - H30 W30 D3.5(painted edge)
  • Postage variants - This work is posted stretched and ready to hang
  • Orientation - Painted from all sides and OK to hang as wished

Pikilyi is a large and important waterhole and natural spring near Mount Doreen station. Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming) tells of the home of two rainbow serpents, ancestral heroes who lived together as man and wife. The woman ‘rainbow serpent’ was of the Napanangka skin group, the man was a Japangardi. This was a taboo relationship contrary to Warlpiri religious law. Women of the Napanangka and Napangardi subsection sat by the two serpents, picking lice off them. For this service, the two serpents allowed the women to take water from the springs at Pikilyi. This was because the serpents were the ‘kirda’, or ceremonial owners, for that country. The spirits of these two rainbow serpents are still at Pikilyi today. This Dreamings belongs to the women and men of the Japanangka/Napanangka and Japangardi/Napangardi skin groups.

The daughter of Selina Napanganka Fisher.




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