Nakarra Nakarra

Kathleen has painted some important country for her family, which is south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. The country depicted here is Nakarra Nakarra, one of the sites of the Seven Sisters Dreaming, a story about seven sisters who travel the ancestral landscape, running from an old man who wants to marry the youngest. At Nakarra Nakarra a group of hills embody the seven sisters, among which is found a tjurnnu, or soakwater, shown in the centre of the painting. The hills and more distant tali, or sand dunes, are shown surrounding Nakarra Nakarra.

Courtesy of Warlayirti Artists

Year
..2003
Medium
..Acrylic on canvas
Measurement
..1500mm x 750mm
Copyright Line
..Copyright Warlayirti Artists