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As a signatory to the Code you can be assured that we are focused on ensuring ethical standards are in place when we source Indigenous products and that we respect Indigenous cultural practices and Artists’ rights.

Aboriginal Art - Vaughan Springs Dreaming 46cm x 30cm

2302/20ny

Made in Australia

Artist: Shirley Nampijinpa Turner

Artwork: Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming)

Size: 46cm x 30cm

Acrylic Canvas: Artwork delivered rolled.

This authentic Indigenous 46cm x 30cm canvas is a gorgeous artwork from Central Australia.

Delivered rolled up you can choose how and when you want to display it.

The beautiful artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped and signed from Warlukurlangu Artists. We work directly with the art centre so you can feel confident in the artwork provenance and that you have ethically purchased an incredible artwork.

The original Aboriginal artwork makes a special Australian gift for and family and friends overseas for special birthdays or as a wedding present.

The Artwork Story

Pikilyi is a large and important waterhole and natural spring near Mount Doreen station. Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming) tells of the home of two rainbow serpents, ancestral heroes who lived together as man and wife. The woman rainbow serpent’ was of the Napanangka skin group, the man was a Japangardi. This was a taboo relationship contrary to Warlpiri religious law. Women of the Napanangka and Napangardi subsection sat by the two serpents, picking lice off them. For this service, the two serpents allowed the women to take water from the springs at Pikilyi. This was because the serpents were the ‘kirda’, or ceremonial owners, for that country. The spirits of these two rainbow serpents are still at Pikilyi today. This Dreamings belongs to the women and men of the Japanangka/Napanangka and Japangardi/Napangardi skin groups.

Sale of this artwork directly benefits the artist and the Warlukurlangu Artist community.

The painting is accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity which tells the story related to the painting and some information about the artist.

This original Aboriginal artwork is from the Warlukurlangu Art Centre. Established in 1985 Warlukurlangu is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia.

Warlukurlangu Artists is famous for its gloriously colourful acrylic paintings. The art centre has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.