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Kurntumaru and Parnaparnti III
circa 1981 - 2002
Pike, Jimmy, 1940 - 2002
Walmajarri / Walmatjarri people (A66) (WA SE51-16) | Art - Artists - Men
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Printed image, on sheet 100 x 70.5 cm
Inscribed 'JPIKE 73/95' below image. Inscribed 'ATS_1036/ATS_1036_434 2014L/625' on reverse. Circular label inscribed '455.01' on reverse.
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Walmajarri / Walmatjarri language (A66) (WA SE51-16)
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Fremantle (Perth SW WA SI50-02)
Stephen Culley & David Wroth, Desert Designs, Fremantle, Western Australia, circa 1985 - circa 2002
|Is referenced by|| |
O'Ferrall, Michael. Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs 1981 - 1995. Perth, W.A.: Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1995.
|Artist statement|| |
Parnaparnti is the yellow sand goanna and Kurntumaru is the black goanna that hides in the trees. In the Dreamtime, these two were cousin brothers. They were walking round like men, big men and strong, not like people today. They started off a long way east, and they travelled west. But they didn't travel in a straight line. They went up and down, north and south, back again on the way. They went straight through the desert and they came out at the salt water, in Broome country. That's an important story for the old people from all over. As they travelled, the the two men saw different places and they gave the names. They met people and snakes and they saw birds and animals, and they gave them all names. These were the first people and animals. They were big. Ordinary people came after.
Religion - Dreaming - Two men
Art - Subjects - Dreamtime Story
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|Rights holder|| |
Copyright Pat Lowe
Licenced to AIATSIS. All rights reserved.
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