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KUNGKARRANGKALPA AT KULYURU

LALLA WEST


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YEAR:

1994

MEDIUM:

Acrylic polymer on 15 - 18oz canvas

DIMENSIONS:

1835mm x 1890mm
The Kungkarangkalpa Tjukurrpa (Seven Sisters story) traverses thousands of kilometres of country as several separate narratives. Hundreds of locations feature in great song cycles which are maintained and performed regularly in the Central and Western Deserts. One Kungkarangkalpa dreaming track passes through the north of Warburton and another to the south east. In all of these songs, the sisters are pursued across by an elderly man who seeks union with the oldest sister.The sisters pursued the carpet snake (kuniya) across the country, each time they came close to it, it would again evade them and move on, until at length they came to Kulyuru. Here kuniya burrowed into the earth and the sisters, seeing its track dug down after it. They caught, cooked and ate the carpet snake.The old man Nyiru's tracks can be seen in the painting.As the sisters dug down, the old man Nyiru, dug in from the edge of the breakaway forming the chasm leading to the rockhole, the place where the sisters had been digging.

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