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Kapi Tjukurrpa at Kalipinypa

Maureen Poulson Napangardi
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
152.5 x 107cm
Papunya Tjupi Arts


This painting depicts designs associated with Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) at Kalipinypa, a site north-east of Kintore. The Tjukurrpa of this site tells of an important rain making ceremony to invoke the elements. It is a powerful storm bringing on the lightning, thunderclouds and rain sending its deluge to rejuvenate the earth, filling rock holes, claypans and creeks. It has the power to create new life and growth upon the land.

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

On behalf of Desart’s staff and art centre members, the Executive Committee humbly and respectfully acknowledge the Arrernte Apmereke Artweye (Traditional Owners) and Kwertengerle (Traditional Managers) of Mparntwe.


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