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Kanta Ngapa Jukurrpa

Warrick Miller Japangardi
Synthetic Polymer on Canvas
91.5 x 92 cm
Arlpwe Art & Culture Centre


Karnta Ngapa Jukurrpa, the women’s rain dreaming. That circle represents the women’s rain dreaming itself. Those dots are all rain, it comes with the red and yellow, that’s the thunder and lightning. I asked my old fella, old Joe (Jangala Bird), if I could paint this. He was a rainmaker and owner of the rain dreaming. Since when I was young, I saw those old fellas do them on the ground old Abie (Jangala) and old Joe. I’ve seen old Abie, he used to sing the rain and make the rain come and go away, even in dry season.

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