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Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 91x76cm
  • Aborginal Art - Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 91x76cm
  • Aborginal Art - Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 91x76cm
  • Aborginal Art - Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 91x76cm
  • Aborginal Art - Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 91x76cm
Aborginal Art - Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 91x76cm
Aborginal Art - Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 91x76cm
Aborginal Art - Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 91x76cm
Aborginal Art - Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 91x76cm

Valerie Napanangka Marshall, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 91x76cm

$989.00
  • Aboriginal Artist - Valerie Napanangka Marshall 
  • Community - Nyirripi
  • Aboriginal Art centre - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
  • Catalogue number - 985/21ny
  • Materials - Acrylic on linen
  • Size(cm) - H91 W76 D2 
  • Postage variants - Artwork posted un-stretched and rolled for safe shipping
  • 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.snake vine).

Valerie Napanangka Marshall was born in Alice Springs Hospital, the closest hospital to the Ltyentye Apurte Community, also known as Santa Teresa, an Arrernte indigenous community in the Northern Territory, Australia, located about 80 kilometres from Alice Springs. Shortly after her birth her parents moved first to Yuendumu and then to Nyirripi where Valerie now lives. Valerie attended Kormilda College, an Aboriginal boarding college in Darwin. After she finished school she returned to Nyirripi. She is married and has four children.




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