1985/00Q3 Japingka waterhole dreamtime story 1

Japingka waterhole dreamtime story 1

Artist

Jimmy PIKE
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1940
 in
Japingka, south of Fitzroy Crossing, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia
Death:
03 Nov 2002
 in
Derby, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Japingka waterhole dreamtime story 1
Date
1984
Medium/Material
screen-print
Dimensions
51 x 67cm (sheet)34.2 x 44.5cm (image) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1985
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1985/00Q3
Currently not on display

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Artist statementSix brothers were living at this place. Two women came here and the six Pajarriwarnti brothers were turned into a snake. A big strong wind, a willi-willi, sprang up and dragged them down into the waterhole. The ground grew damp, and clouds came up from the ground. Ngalyamarra is the rock ledge around the waterhole. The water comes from deep under the ground. The people gather round the waterhole to tell the snake to bring water. Above the waterhole is a big sandhill where only men can go. (O'Ferrall, Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs, 1995)

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