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Violet Malbunka Napurrula "Fire Country Dreaming"

Product shot of Fire Country Dreaming - © Violet Malbunka Napurrula

Violet Malbunka Napurrula
"Fire Country Dreaming"

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  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 46 x 30 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 220918
  • $240
  • $190

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  • Warlpiri
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  • Yuendumu, NT
  • 2018

Fire Country Dreaming is a story about an old Blue Tongue Lizard Ancestral Spirit lived on a hill with his two Jangala sons. The old man would feign blindness and send the two boys hunting in search of meat. While they were gone he would hunt and eat anything that he caught before they returned.

One day the sons returned with a kangaroo that they had caught after much tracking. Unfortunately the kangaroo was sacred to the old Ancestral Spirit, unbeknown to the boys. In his anger the old man decided to punish his sons and the next time they went out, he put his fire stick to the ground and sent a huge bush fire after them which chased them for many miles. Although the boys beat out the flames, special magic kept the fire alive and it reappeared out of his blue-tongued lizard hole. Exhausted, the boys were finally overcome by the flames.

In contemporary Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the Dreaming story, particular sites and other elements. Usually sites that are depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa include the men’s cave, the site where the sacred kangaroo was killed, the site where the fire killed the two Jangala sons, and a water soakage site where the two Jangalas camped.

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Artist Violet Malbunka Napurrula
TitleFire Country Dreaming
Language GroupWarlpiri
AreaYuendumu, NT
Catalogue 220918
Date2018
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 46 x 30 cm
Price $AUD $240   Sale Price $190

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Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$40)

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Fire Country Dreaming is a story about an old Blue Tongue Lizard Ancestral Spirit lived on a hill with his two Jangala sons. The old man would feign blindness and send the two boys hunting in search of meat. While they were gone he would hunt and eat anything that he caught before they returned.

One day the sons returned with a kangaroo that they had caught after much tracking. Unfortunately the kangaroo was sacred to the old Ancestral Spirit, unbeknown to the boys. In his anger the old man decided to punish his sons and the next time they went out, he put his fire stick to the ground and sent a huge bush fire after them which chased them for many miles. Although the boys beat out the flames, special magic kept the fire alive and it reappeared out of his blue-tongued lizard hole. Exhausted, the boys were finally overcome by the flames.

In contemporary Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the Dreaming story, particular sites and other elements. Usually sites that are depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa include the men’s cave, the site where the sacred kangaroo was killed, the site where the fire killed the two Jangala sons, and a water soakage site where the two Jangalas camped.

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