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  • Valerie Napurrurla Morris, Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming), 30x30cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 1
  • Valerie Napurrurla Morris, Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming), 30x30cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 2
  • Valerie Napurrurla Morris, Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming), 30x30cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 3
Valerie Napurrurla Morris, Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming), 30x30cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 1
Valerie Napurrurla Morris, Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming), 30x30cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 2
Valerie Napurrurla Morris, Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming), 30x30cm | Aboriginal Art  | Art Ark - 3

Valerie Napurrurla Morris, Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming), 30x30cm

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  • Artist - Valerie Napurrurla Morris
  • Community - Nyirripi  
  • Art Centre/Community organisation - Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation  
  • Catalogue number - 2247/14ny   
  • Materials - Acrylic on pre-stretched canvas  
  • Size(cm) - H30 W30 D3.5  
  • Postage variants - Artwork posted stretched and ready to hang

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).

Valerie Napurrurla Morris was born in 1942 on Mount Doreen, an extensive cattle breeding station between Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community located 290 km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia, and Nyirripi, 160 km further west. She went to the local school in Yuendumu and when she finished schooling she got a domestic job cleaning houses – “learning from white fella”! She married Mosquito Morris and has two children, a daughter and son. She has many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Valerie currently lives in Nyirripi but has family living in Yuendumu, Papunya and Kintore. Valerie has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 2007. She started painting when she saw her big sisters paintings. Her sister’s taught her her Dreaming. Valerie paints Janganpa Jukurrpa (Brush-tail Possum Dreaming), and Mukakee Jukurrpa (Bush Plum Dreaming), Dreaming which relates directly to her land, its features and animals. When she’s not painting, she loves to go hunting and ‘exercising’ chasing goannas and digging for honey ants and witchetty grubs.

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