Women’s Ceremonies

Ningura Napurrurla

Women’s Ceremonies by Ningura Napurrurla

Details

Artist
Ningura Napurrurla
Title
Women’s Ceremonies
Year
2007
Medium
synthetic polymer on linen
Size
182 x 298 cm
Details

verso: NN0724

Stock Number
270049

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Provenance

Mason Gallery, Darwin

Further Information

This painting depicts Wirrulnga, a rockhole in a small rocky outcrop, east of Kiwirrkura Community. Ancestral women of Napaltjarri and Napurrula kinship camped at this site. Wirrulnga is a site which is associated with birth. The lines coming from the roundels represent the extended shape of a pregnant woman of the Napaltjarri kinship who gave birth at the site. Women camped here before continuing their travels east. As they travel they gather bush food known as kampurarrpa (desert raisin). The arcs represent rocky outcrops and the sandhills surrounding the area.