Art - Artists - Women | Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)
Art - Painting - Acrylic
Acrylic on linen
150 x 120 cm
Inscribed "Angela Napurrurla Kelly 824-14 Emu Yankirri Dreaming" on back.
Title devised by
Language of resource
Warlpiri language (C15) (NT SF52-04)
Creation place / original location
Lajamanu / Hooker Creek (Central NT SE52-08, SE52-12)
Acquired from Warnayaka Art and Cultural Corporation, 2015
Emu Dreaming: Yankirri Jukurrpa is at Warlukurlangu, near Yuendumu. This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa and Nangala/Nampijinpa. The emus travel all over our country, and find water along the way. The father emu sits on the nests and he teaches the children how to hunt for bush food. The families travel around. They run very fast and are hard to hunt. Before we eat them we cook them whole in the ashes. Water holes and foods - grasses, seeds and berry bushes are depicted in the painting in Warlpiri iconography.