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We are holding a silent auction of a very special artwork by Nyrippi artist, Margaret Napangardi Lewis. This original artwork is worth over $750. Canvas Size 91 x 75 cm.
The artwork’s story: The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardilapanangka men. All of them are the custodians of the Jukurrpa that created the area. The Jukurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled to the east gathering food, collecting ‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks) emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the women travelled east creating Janyinki and other sites. Their journey took them far to the east beyond the boundaries of Warlpiri country. The ‘ngalyipi’vine grows up the trunks and limbs of the ‘kurrkara’ (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneanal) trees. ‘Ngalyipi’ is a sacred vine to Napangardi and Napanangka women that has many uses. lt can be used as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to carry ‘parrajas’ (wooden bowls) that are laden with bush tucker and as a tourniquet for headaches’
Thank you to everyone who came along to our private screening of the award winning film Charlie’s Country at the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney. And a very big thank you to acclaimed writer / director Rolf de Heer for generously offering to do a Q&A in support of indigo foundation’s work. It was a wonderful night.
This internationally acclaimed film raises issues familiar to the indigo foundation’s Nyrripi project – and echoed in many of our other projects around the world.
If you are on facebook, you can see more photos from the evening here.