Blackstone or the Bush:
A brilliant bunch of paintings from Papulankutja Artists of Blackstone, WA
83 AM 8708/12
Angilyiya Mitchell Kurngkaarrakalpa (Seven Sisters) at Kurualya 2011
Acrylic on canvas 1200 x 1000mm SOLD
This painting is of a popular tjukurrpa story of seven sisters being chased through the desert by one cheeky, lusty man, Wati
Nyiru. Many things happen to these women as they travel through country. Eventually they rise up into the sky and form the
Pleiades, a group of seven stars seen in the southern skies.
This painting takes place at Kurualya, a sacred place for women in Angilyiya's mother's country south of Papulankutja,
Blackstone. Wati Nyiru was following them, disguising himself as a quandong tree, and then a yirli fig, and then a carpet
snake, spying on them as they made camp, building wiltjas and wind breaks and digging for food.