Original indigenous artwork from Central Australia makes a unique Australian gift or souvenir.
This colourful 46cm x 30cm painting is delivered on a rolled up canvas so you can decide whether to frame it or display it as is.
It can be sent overseas to family and friends for a unique wedding present, gifted as an executive present, a citizenship gift or a leaving present.
The title of this painting is Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) and is based at the site of Ngarlikurlangu. The artist is Carlene Napanangka Fry, who paints for the Warlukurlangu organisation based in Yuendumu, to the south of the Dreaming site in this painting. At Ngarlikurlangu there is a rockhole where emu ancestors travelled to find water and one emu ancestor fought with Wardilyka (Australian bustard) ancestors over sharing bush raisins. The journey of the emus is represented using traditional Warlpiri iconography, with arrow-like shapes showing their footprints as they walked around eating the bush raisins.
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.