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Ngayaku ngurra Wilurrara

Carol Giles
Dye on silk dupioni
112 x 80 cm
Tjarlirli & Kaltukatjara Art


This is my country, north-west of Tjukurla. It’s a very important place, ngurra pulkana. This dreaming near Kulkurta. It’s about ladies at that place. I got these freckles and spots on my body. That’s the Tjukurrpa (Dreaming). Ladies walking around in the bush, collecting yawurr-yawurr (little black berries). I was walking all round there as a young girl, getting that bush food. And now I’m painting the kapi (waterhole) and landscape there.”

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