Important Fine Art + Aboriginal Art
2 December 2015


(c.1930 – 2011)

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN0511002

Private sale

Painted at Kintore in November 2005 for Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
Private collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above in 2006


Yuwulyurru kapalilu palyara nintilpayi (Grandmothers teaching culture and ceremony), Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, 24 November 2006

Catalogue text

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists which states: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the site of Lupulnga, a small rockhole situated south of the Kintore Community. The Peewee (small bird) Dreaming is associated with this site, as well as the Kungka Kutjarra or Two Travelling Women Dreaming. During mythological times a group of ancestral women visited this site holding ceremonies associated with the area, before continuing their travels north to Kaakuratintja (Lake MacDonald), and later the Kintore area. The lines in the painting represent spun hairstring which is used in the making of nyimparra (hair-belts), which are worn by both men and women during ceremonies.’

For more in depth discussion of the artist and her painting see, Perkins, H., et. al., Tradition Today: Indigenous Art in the Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004, pp. 104–5