Territory Stories

Nomad Art catalogues

Details:

Title

Nomad Art catalogues

Other title

Seven Sisters

Creator

Nomad Art Darwin

Collection

Nomad Art catalogues; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Nomad Art catalogues

Date

2012

Notes

Barrupu Yunupingu ; Dhopiya Yunupingu ; Dorothy Djakanngu Yunupingu ; Gulumbu Yunupingu (dec) ; Djerrkngu Yunupingu ; Nyapanyapa Yunupingu ; Ranydjupi Yunupingu; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Publisher name

Nomad Art Darwin

Place of publication

Parap

Series

Nomad Art catalogues

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Nomad Art Darwin

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/259398

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/498034

Page content

Djerrkngu produced her print entirely with bitumen paint and spray paint. Painting directly onto the plate she tells the story of the seven stars in the sky and her seven sisters beneath them. The harvest behind depicts the bush yams that grow at this time of year which are an important food source for the Yolngu. When I was small I worked ironing and sweeping and doing housework. I also worked at the Yirrkala hospital and I worked in the kindergarten with the children teaching Yolngu stories. I worked at the womens resource centre learning cooking. I am a new artist, but I picture these stories that were told by my father. I learnt from my mother she was a very good hunter, weaver and a good mother. I was born on Inglis Island near Mata Mata community. When I was a baby my parents took me back to Yirrkala. I had one brother and three sisters. I am the widow of Roy Marika Djerrkngu Yunupingu DJERRKNGU YUNUPINGU


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