Indigenous Artwork from Central Australia makes a unique Australian gift or souvenir.
This 46cm x 30cm canvas painting is delivered rolled up so you can decide whether to frame it or display it as is, or send it as a gift for a special birthday or a wedding present.
The title of this painting is Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) - Pirlinyarnu and it was painted by Warlukurlangu artist Ursula Nampijinpa Collins. The Water Dreaming site of Pirlinyarnu belongs to its traditional owners, the Jangala/Jampijinpa men and the Nangala/Nampijinpa women. As a Nampijinpa woman, Ursula is one of the traditional owners and caretakers of this land. Dreamtime ancestors unleashed a giant storm which collided with another storm and the two travelled across the land, carried by a brown falcon. Eventually the storms became too heavy for the falcon and it dropped the water at Pirlinyarnu, where a soakage still exists today. In paintings such as this one, long flowing lines represent flood waters and small circles depict soakages and river beds.
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.