Wanakiji Jukurrpa (30x30cm pre-stretched on canvas) by Allison Gill

Wanakiji Jukurrpa (30x30cm pre-stretched on canvas) by Allison Gill

SKU: 1468/20ny

Artist: Isobelle Napaljarri Spencer

Skin Name: Napaljarri

Jukurrpa (Dreaming): Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming)

Canvas Size: 30x30cm

 

Story:

The Wanakiji Jukurrpa (bush tomato [Solanum chippendalei] Dreaming) travels through Yaturlu (near Mount Theo, north of Yuendumu). “Wanakiji” grows in open spinifex country and is a small, prickly plant with purple flowers that bears green fleshy fruit with many small black seeds. After collecting the fruit the seeds are removed with a small wooden spoon called ‘kajalarra’. The fruit then can be eaten raw or threaded onto skewers called ‘turlturrpa’ and then cooked over a fire.
‘Wanakiji’ can also be skewered and let to dry. When they are prepared in this way it is called ‘turlturrpa’ and the fruit can be kept for a long time. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. The Wanakiji Jukurrpa belongs to Napanangka/Napangardi women and Japanangka/Japangardi men.

 

This artwork is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity, with the Story of the artwork told in greater detail. 

  • About Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu

    Established in 1985 Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation 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.  Our main business is to promote the maintenance of local Indigenous culture by producing beautiful Aboriginal Art which is then sold around Australia and the world!

    Warlukurlangu Artists is famous for its gloriously colourful acrylic paintings and limited edition prints. The Aboriginal 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.

    Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named for a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.

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