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Papa Tjukurrpa (Dog Dreaming)

Pam Brown
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
60 x 60 cm
Ikuntji Artists


The story of this painting is Papa Tjukurrpa – Dog Dreaming. The country for this Tjukurrpa is at Nyuman, three hours south-west of Kintore. It is a little outstation. The dog lives at this place and can be seen as a rock. Pam Brown paints the men’s ceremonial design associated with the Dog Dreaming. The diamond shape is painted as body design onto the men’s bodies during the ceremony.

Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.

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