Hello everyone! This week's work is a fantastic dot painting by David West Tjupurrula, a Pintupi artist who paints for Papunya Tula Artist. What do you think?
The painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Mukula, which is situated in the open country south-west of Jupiter Well. The roundels represent rockholes, whilst the lines represent the surrounding Tali (sandhills). This site is a place for 'men's business', where the young men were taken for instruction by their elders. -
Rockholes are often considered to be sacred places by the Aboriginal tribes, no doubt due to their practical importance in ensuring survival. They are subject of many myths and stories and are thought to have special powers to cure the sick. Many are the sacred habitat of giant water snakes (a common motif in Aboriginal art) and others home to water sprites (burrawungal). The sprites, usually female, are thought to trap and drown unwary males - similar to mermaid stories told in western cultures!
Acrylic on linen canvas, 46cm x 38cm
Kathleen Korda with the beautiful blue clap sticks - Ballamoori design. Looking fine Kathleen! Bulliet her dog by her side at the art center is always keeping a close watch.
This fantastic artwork was created for the #Year12Summit by Taminmin Girls Academy student Leticia Lloyd. The design was used on the Year 12 Summit jumpers and looked amazing! Leticia explained the meaning behind the piece: "The two circles represent the bond between my backgrounds, both being Aboriginal and European.
The symbols depict the two different journeys that came together to make me. The red, black, and yellow reflects the Aboriginal flag, and the orange signifies the dirt that we walk on, on our journey." Well done Leticia. Such a talent!
Today's card is REEF - Abundance
This card reminds us of the abundance that is available to us each day.
This could manifest as a period of success, being surrounded by people who love you and support you , time to enjoy the harvest of your hard work, good food, beautiful company or even simply the opportunity to celebrate the many things that offer you a feeling of richness and bounty.
Please take some time to acknowledge you are truly blessed.
The same can be said about the environment we live in. Within our ancient country, which is rich in beauty and culture, we have a multicultural and diverse population where there is much to celebrate and learn, an abundance of knowledge waiting to be shared and received. The reef card challenges you to see the good fortune, blessings and wealth ( true wealth is not defined with a dollar sign) that we may not always acknowledge. #soulwork#saltwaterreadingcards#ocean#Australia#greatbarrierreef#spirituality#culture#Aboriginalartist#oraclecards
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Genesis - God, Star, Rain and Heaven, 1991
natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on linen
183 x 122cm
Jarinyanu’s fascination with the Genesis story and the connectivity with the stories of Kurtal, the rainmaker, are eloquently encapsulated within this work. Seasons, clouds, rain and the food that comes with the rain are common threads in many of the stories from Jarinyanu’s country. They form a circular rhythm that ensures that life will continue. The three registers in this work reinforce this cycle. The sun and the stars in the top half of the work indicate the importance of the seasons. The clouds that dominate the central registers of the work are key to desert-based ceremony and song that ensure rains come and that food supplies are renewed. The band of rain and verdant vegetation at the bottom of the work is testament to the richness brought by the seasonal cycles.(c) Greer Adams Fine Art
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Colleen, a team member of Skylight's Tjungungku Pailyalkatima (Sharing the Journey) Program, shares her story-telling painting about Anangu and Piranpa (white people) working with families and the community to support wellbeing and resilience together.
Anangu and Piranpa footprints come together into the center of the painting to hands working side by side with children, young people, and their families.
In the bottom left and top right, cultural family bush trips of Anangu staff are depicted teaching children how to look for bush tucker to keep their mind and bodies strong.
The landscape of Pukatja (Ernabella) is represented around the top, bottom, and sides in the form of sand dunes and water holes to show where we live and work.
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🎨 Rotring pen & inks , markers on printed paper on masonite ! "CHILDREN OF MY REVOLUTION " # 1 & 2 A