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Watson Corby Tjungurrayi: Kalipinypa Tjukurrpa 2019


  • No.:RK1678
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:107 × 198 cm
  • Year:2019
  • Region:Papunya
  • Art Centre:Papunya Tjupi Arts
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The painting tells the story of the rain and hail making ceremony for the site of Kalipinypa. Ancestral forces are invoked to bring on a powerful storm with lightning, thunderclouds and rain, which sends a deluge to rejuvenate the earth, filling the rock holes, clay pans and creeks and creating new life and growth upon the land. Today the Nakamarra, Tjakamarra, Napurrula and Tjupurrula men and women are the custodians of this important Water Dreaming site and celebrate its stories in the ceremonies. Watson says that the lines represent the water travelling into the waterholes, as well as rain and hail brought by the storm.

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