Walangkura Napanangka (Uta Uta) #400
artist – Walangkura Napanangka (Uta Uta)
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community – Papunya Tula Artists
year painted: 2007
dimensions: 122 x 91cm
medium: Acrylic on linen
This artwork can be viewed at our Noosa gallery.
about this painting: The roundels in this painting depict the rock holes and soakage water at Lupul, south of the Kintore community. The Peewee (small bird) Dreaming is associated with this site. The lines represent the sandhills, while the grid like design depicts the rocky outcrops which surround Lupul. In ancestral times a large group of women, represented by the smaller “U” shapes, gathered at this site to perform the dances and sing the songs associated with the area. While at Lupul the women spun hair-string with which to make hair-string skirts which are worn during ceremonies. Upon completion of the ceremonies the women continued their travels north to a site near Nyirrpi. As they travelled they gathered large quantities of edible fruit known as bush tomato. The small circles in this work depict the bush tomato. After the seeds have been removed the women skewer the fruit on to a stick.