Yalka at Karrkurutinytja (Bush onion Dreaming at Lake Macdonald) by Daphne Marks

Artist: Daphne Marks

Skin Name: Napurrula
Language/s: Luritja

 

Title: Yalka at Karrkurutinytja (Bush onion Dreaming at Lake Macdonald)

30 x 30 cm Acrylic on Canvas

 

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Story:

Daphne was passed down the right to paint the Yalka Tjukurrpa at Karrkurunytja (Bush onion dreaming at Lake Macdonald) from her grandmother, Narputta Nangala Jugadai. Narputta, who was a founding member of Ikuntji art centre and a prolific painter, was born close to this sight.

 

Daphne says, “My grandmother, Narputta used to make that painting. She told me that story. I used to work here (Ikuntji Women’s Centre) as a cook. I came to learn here. I saw my grandma paintng. I learnt from her. She told me that story...Yalka...Bush food...For a long time those old ladies have been looking for Yalka, digging for Yalka, taking the fruit, cooking it in the fire. We cook them just a little bit, like Maku (witchetty grub). I have been looking for that Yalka with my grandmother.”

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AU$150.00Price

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