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Roseranna Larry
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
60 x 60 cm
Ikuntji Artists


This Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) was passed down to the Roseranna Larry from her grandmother (grandfather’s sister), Old Lady Napaltjarri Morton. This is her country and dreaming. Old Lady Napaltjarri Morton was a Anmatyerr and Warlpiri woman from Willowra. Roseranna grew up watching her paint, telling her that story. It was not until the passing of her grandmother in 2017, that Roseranna began painting this Tjukurrpa on canvas. The painting shows the story of Janyanpartinya creek (Mount Campbell). The kingki/tjanpa and milarrpa watinki/ukurrukurru tjuta (boogey men and women) live near this creek. The old ladies can sing the men and women so that they come.

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