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 named Nakarra Nakarra. This is the site of the Seven Sisters Dreaming, a story about seven sisters who travelled this country during the Tjukurrpa (Dreamtime) running from an old man who wanted to marry the youngest. Today at Nakarra Nakarra a group of hills embody the seven sisters. The red sections of this painting represent the hills while the white blocks of colour are the tali, or sandhills. The circles are tjurrnu, or soakwaters, found here.

Courtesy of Warlayirti Artists

..Acrylic on linen
..1500mm x 1000mm
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..Copyright Warlayirti Artists