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  • Tasma Peltherre Palmer, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 46x46cm
  • Tasma Peltherre Palmer, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 46x46cm
  • Tasma Peltherre Palmer, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 46x46cm
  • Tasma Peltherre Palmer, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 46x46cm
Tasma Peltherre Palmer, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 46x46cm
Tasma Peltherre Palmer, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 46x46cm
Tasma Peltherre Palmer, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 46x46cm
Tasma Peltherre Palmer, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 46x46cm

Tasma Peltherre Palmer, Lukarrara Jukurrpa, 46x46cm

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  • Artist - Tasma Peltherre Palmer
  • Community - Yuendumu  
  • Art Centre/Community organisation - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation 
  • Catalogue number - 2403/15
  • Materials - Acrylic on canvas  
  • Size(cm) - H46 W46 D2 
  • Postage variants - Artwork posted un-stretched and rolled for safe shipping

This Jukurrpa belongs to women of the Nakamarra/Napurrurla subsections and to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. This Dreaming is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara (desert fringe-rush [Fimbristylis oxystachya & Fimbristylis eremophila]) is a grass with an edible seed. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone (‘ngatinyanu’) with a smaller stone (‘ngalikirri’) to make flour. This flour is mixed with water (‘ngapa’) to make damper cakes which are cooked and eaten. In Warlpiri traditional paintings iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. Large concentric circles often represent the site of Jaralypari and also the seed bearing grass Lukurrara. ‘U’ shapes can depict the Karnta (women) collecting ‘lukarrara’ and straight lines are frequently used to portray seeds that fall down to the ground and are also collected by women using their ‘parrajas’ (wooden food carriers) and ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks).

Tasma Putjarra Palmer is a young artist currently living in Yuendumu, a remote Warlpiri community approximately 300 kilometers northwest of Alice Springs, NT. Tasma was born on 19 May 1993 in Alice Springs, and has ties to many different Aboriginal groups across central Australia. She grew up with her siblings and father in Alice Springs and on Gulilungk outstation, a remote outstation approximately 70 kilometers southwest of Barrow Creek, NT. She attended school in Alice Springs.