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Fine Dot Artists

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27 November – 23 December, 2015

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Jorna Newberry has created images for Wind and Fire Dreaming from her mother’s country at Utantja, on Pitjantjatjara country in Western Australia near the meeting points of borders with the Northern Territory and South Australia. In Walpa Tjukurrpa, the Wind Dreaming, Jorna paints the swirling motions of the wind being sung to by the participants in the ceremonial dancing. The people sing up the wind to cool the land and to assist the hunters who can approach the animals from down-wind, thereby avoiding being recognised by the animals.

In Waru Tjukurrpa, Fire Dreaming, the use of fire for hunting and for land management on traditional Aboriginal lands is celebrated. When larger groups gather for ceremonial meetings, it is important to be able to gain enough food to feed everyone. One of the uses of fire is to help the hunters to flush out small game, including goannas and snakes. Jorna says of her mother’s traditional country that it is abundant with wild life, which makes it an ideal location for people to gather for ceremonial occasions.

Eva Nelson Napaltjarri’s paintings of Ngadajirri or Budgerigar Dreaming uses fine dots to recreate the landscape of hills and waterholes where the flocks of budgerigars return for nesting. The birds travel long distances to gather at the breeding sites. Aboriginal people know the migrating habits of the budgerigars and also that their presence indicates the proximity of water. Eva Nelson Napaltjarri inherited the rights to paint this story from her late father.

Wentja Napaltjarri paints the traditional country of her father, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi, located in the Gibson Desert west of Kintore. Her paintings are maps of country showing also the metaphysical narratives of the Pintupi culture that dominate the landscape. The family walked vast distance when Wentja was a young, moving across the desert while making their way east to the settlements at Mt Liebig and Papunya. on the far side of the desert. Knowledge of the country and the waterholes were critical to her family group. Wentja’s father had made the journey earlier with his younger brother, and the story echoed a great narrative of the Ancestral Emu Men, who had to battle lack of water to survive the ordeal.

The work of these three Central Desert artists reflect the best of the fine dot art style and the deep cultural links this has with the ancient culture of desert life. The exhibition is on show at Japingka Gallery until 23 December 2015.

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Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 012406  |  acrylic in linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 012410  |  acrylic in linen  |  90 x 60 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa

Jap 012348  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 012351  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa

Jap 012349  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

My Country by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  My Country

Jap 012362  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 012350  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 90 cm

Waru Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa

Jap 011873  |  acrylic in linen  |  121 x 91 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa Kupi Kupi by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa Kupi Kupi

Jap 012360  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore

Jap 012047  |  acrylic on linen  |  189 x 189 cm

Blue Tongue Lizard – Fathers Country by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Blue Tongue Lizard – Fathers Country

Jap 012052  |  acrylic on linen  |  95 x 95 cm

Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 012357  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 150 cm

Waru Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa

Jap 011875  |  acrylic in linen  |  100 x 80 cm

Blue Tongue Lizard – Fathers Country by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Blue Tongue Lizard – Fathers Country

Jap 012053  |  acrylic on linen  |  94 x 60 cm

Waru Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa

Jap 011869  |  acrylic in linen  |  182 x 121 cm

Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore

Jap 012048  |  acrylic on linen  |  199 x 149 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa

Jap 012346  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore

Jap 012081  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 92 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa

Jap 012345  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa Kupi Kupi by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa Kupi Kupi

Jap 012358  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 60 cm

Blue Tongue Lizard – Fathers Country by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Blue Tongue Lizard – Fathers Country

Jap 012056  |  acrylic on linen  |  94 x 60 cm

Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore

Jap 012051  |  acrylic on linen  |  119 x 94 cm

Blue Tongue Lizard by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Blue Tongue Lizard

Jap 012050  |  acrylic on linen  |  129 x 94 cm

Ngadajirri – Budgerigar Dreaming by Eva Nelson Napaltjarri

Eva Nelson Napaltjarri   |  Ngadajirri – Budgerigar Dreaming

Jap 010723  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Ngadajirri – Budgerigar Dreaming by Eva Nelson Napaltjarri

Eva Nelson Napaltjarri   |  Ngadajirri – Budgerigar Dreaming

Jap 010722  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa Kupi Kupi by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa Kupi Kupi

Jap 012364  |  acrylic on linen  |  250 x 180 cm

Ngadajirri – Budgerigar Dreaming by Eva Nelson Napaltjarri

Eva Nelson Napaltjarri   |  Ngadajirri – Budgerigar Dreaming

Jap 010720  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Ngadajirri – Budgerigar Dreaming by Eva Nelson Napaltjarri

Eva Nelson Napaltjarri   |  Ngadajirri – Budgerigar Dreaming

Jap 010721  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 90 cm

Walpa Tjukurpa Kupi Kupi by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurpa Kupi Kupi

Jap 012240  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa

Jap 011870  |  acrylic in linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Walpa Tjukurpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurpa

Jap 011163  |   acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Walpa Tjukurpa – Fire by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurpa – Fire

Jap 012232  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa

Jap 008673  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 012409  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

My Country by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  My Country

Jap 012243  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Walpa Tjukurpa Kupi Kupi by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurpa Kupi Kupi

Jap 012245  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Wind Dreaming & Ceremonial Grounds by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Wind Dreaming & Ceremonial Grounds

Jap 008429  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 121 cm

Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore

Jap 012054  |  acrylic on linen  |  95 x 60 cm

Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore

Jap 012055  |  acrylic on linen  |  94 x 59 cm

Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes and Sandhills West of Kintore

Jap 012049  |  acrylic on linen  |  199 x 60 cm

Ngadajirri – Budgerigar Dreaming by Eva Nelson Napaltjarri

Eva Nelson Napaltjarri   |  Ngadajirri – Budgerigar Dreaming

Jap 010724  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 61 cm

Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 012356  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 30 cm

Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Waru Tjukurrpa – Fire Dreaming

Jap 012361  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 30 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa

Jap 012352  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Rockholes and Sandhills by Wentja Napaltjarri

Wentja Napaltjarri  |  Rockholes and Sandhills

Jap 012256  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 122 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa

Jap 012353  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Walpa Tjukurrpa by Jorna Newberry

Jorna Newberry  |  Walpa Tjukurrpa

Jap 012347  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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