Mabel Wakarta - Ngurra Warrarn - 152 x 121 cm - 16-332

Peinture-aborigene-Mabel Wakarta - Ngurra Warrarn - 152 x 121 cm - 16-332
Peinture-aborigene-Mabel Wakarta - Ngurra Warrarn - 152 x 121 cm - 16-332

Mabel Wakarta - Ngurra Warrarn - 152 x 121 cm - 16-332

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Artiste : Mabel Wakarta (1929)

Titre de l'œuvre : Ngurra Warrarn - Dreaming Time story

Format : 152 x 121 cm

Provenance et certificat : centre d'art aborigène de Martumili

Référence de cette peinture : 16-332

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Explications pour cette œuvre :

This painting portrays part of Mabel Wakarta Mitutu's Country, where she and her family lived traditionally during the pujiman (bush) days. Depicted are physical elements of Warnman Country, such as the dominant tali (sandhills), warta (trees, vegetation), and water sources.

Rock holes, waterholes, soaks and springs were all extremely important sites, with many important jukurrpa (dreamtime stories) chronicling the creation of these landmarks.

Of particular importance for the Warnman people is the story of the 'Jila Kujarra' (Two Dreamtime Snakes). These snakes travelled through Parnngurr, Punkulyi, Yulpu, and Winukurrujunu, forming lakes, claypans, rocks, rockholes, waterholes and soaks as they went.

The elder of the two snakes, Wirnpa, finally rested at the site of Wirnpa, named for him. Wirnpa is the most powerful snake. He brings the rain. The young snake kept on travelling, stopping finally south west of Punmu, making that Country his ngurra [home camp].

Mabel was born in the 1920s at Yirajara, which is near Jurntu Jurntu. Her parents were both Warnman people whose country encompassed Tarl and Nayijara. Mabel grew up in the pujiman (bush) way through her teens and as an adult, she walked into Jigalong Mission. She paints her ngurra (home) and her warrarn (country) to teach the young so that they can learn to paint, too.

© Photo : Aboriginal Signature Estrangin gallery with the courtesy of the artists and Martumili

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