Indigenous art work by artist: Joy Nangala Brown. Title: The Warlu Yumari Jukurrpa (Yumari Dreaming)
Story: “The site for this Dreaming is Yumari, a collection of rocks west of Kintore in the Gibson Desert. Yumari is the site of a forbidden love union between a Japaljarri man and a Nangala woman. This Dreaming was passed down to the artist by a Pintupi man. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. In this work concentric circles are often used to represent ‘warnirri’ (rock holes).”
The Warlu Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Ngalyipi) is hand painted Indigenous Australian art from artist Mekeisha Napanangka Martin. Printed onto 100% cotton canvas, this fabric is a durable material with excellent versatility for a variety of DIY creations. The statement below includes detailed information of the artwork’s story and iconography:
Story: “This ‘Jukurrpa’ (Dreaming) comes from Mina Mina, a very important women’s Dreaming site far to the west of Yuendumu near Lake Mackay and the WA border. The ‘kirda’ (owners) of this Dreaming are Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men – the area is sacred to Napangardi and Napanangka women. There are a number of ‘mulju’ (water soakages) and a ‘maluri’ (clay pan) at Mina Mina.