Authentic Indigenous Artwork from Central Australia which makes a unique Australian gift for special occasions.
This 46cm x 46cm original painted canvas is delivered rolled up for you to choose how to display it, such as by putting it in a frame or hanging it on the wall as is.
This piece of artwork is titled Lukarrara Jukurrpa, meaning Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming. It was painted by Valentine Nakamarra White, an Aboriginal woman who paints with the Warlukurlangu art centre in Central Australia. The Jukurrpa story depicted here belongs to the women of the Nakamarra and Napurrurla subsections like Valentine, who has the Nakamarra skin name. It is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu where Valentine creates her artwork. Traditional symbols are used in her paintings such as the large concentric circles which represent the Jaralypari site while the 'U' shapes represent the women who collect the bush tucker, the desert fringe-rush seeds.
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 and limited edition prints. 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.
Sale of this artwork directly benefits the artist and the Warlukurlangu Artist community. Every painting is accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity which tells the story relating to the painting and some information about the artist.