Paddy Japaljarri Stewart
5 AM 5929/08
Paddy Japaljarri Stewart Janganpa Jukurrpa (Possum Dreaming) 2006
Acrylic on linen 1830 x 910mm $10250
The Kirda or custodians of this Jukurrpa are Japaljarri and Jungarrayi. Jupurrula, Nupurrula are Kudungurlu, or
This painting shows Janganpa running between the trees at night to feed. The wavy lines and the 'E' shapes are
the tracks he leaves as he moves around. The Janganpa is considered good meat for yapa (people).
The story here is about a Janganpa ancestor who travelled over the land visiting various sites during the
Jukurrpa. The sites shown are south of Yuendumu heading east.
In the centre of the canvas is Yulumparani, a secret cave and soakage. At the bottom left is Yangarungu and at
the right is Yajarlungi and they are both soakages. At the top left is Yakurri, another soakage. At the right is
Warkarningi, a swamp, The men are shown with their hunting weapons and they wear Majardi (hair string skirts).