Once Belonging to Bim Bam
Stock from Bim Bam Gallery Byron Bay
4 AM 8591/12
Ena Nakamarra Gibson Ngapa Jukurrpa 2009
Acrylic on canvas 760 x 455mm SOLD
This Ngapa Jukurrpa (water dreaming) comes from Wapurtali (Mt. Singleton) west of Yuendumu. The custodians of this Jukurrpa are women and men of the Nakamarra/Napurrula and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla subsection. A ‘marlu’ (kangaroo) was cooked a place called Jalkirri. The smoke from this fire formed ‘milpirri’ (cumulonimbus clouds) and it began to rain. A giant storm formed and travelled from the south over Mikanji where it rained so hard it created a hole in the ground which became a soakage. At Mirrawarri a bird picked up the storm and carried it on its wings to the west until it became too heavy for it and it had to drop it on the ground.