Ada Andy Napaltjarri

Papunya, NT, Australia

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Acrylic on canvas.


This painting represents Water Dreaming from Karrinyarra or Mt Wedge north of Papunya. The circles are the water holes and the pair of short lines are lightning. The lines connecting the water holes are creeks or water courses. Karrinyarra is associated with rain making ceremonies. Aboriginal people believe the Creation or Dreamtime is the beginning of ‘knowledge’, when the laws of existence were put together. It is also the beginning of time when the supernatural Ancestral beings were born out of their own eternity. It is said the Ancestors moved across the then barren surface of the world, hunting and fighting. They changed the form of the land creating the mountains, rivers, trees, plains, water holes and sand hills. The Ancestors were honoured by Aboriginal people in corroborees performed at sacred sites where the spirit of the Ancestors had become part of the landscape, or turned into entities such as rocks or trees.

This painting needs to be framed. It's also being sent direct from the artist at a remote art centre, Papunya Tjupi Arts , in the top end. Please note there is only one mail plane a week that takes the artwork to the Alice Springs. The tracking information is then received a week later when the mail plane returns so often the paintings are delivered before we receive the tracking information. Please expect a slightly longer wait for this very special artwork to arrive.


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