76 x 122cm: acrylic on canvas
This painting depicts a part of the Minyi Puru (Seven Sisters) story. Minyi Puru is an important Jukurrpa (dreamtime) story about seven sisters that are travelling throughout the desert running away from an old man called Yurla. The man chases the wantis (women) all the way from Roebourne on the west coast right through Martu country before flying east. Along the way they stop at a lot of important places to camp, sing, dance and collect bush tucker. There are also many interactions with Yurla when he catches up with them along the way, creating an amazing abundance of stories and meaning with this culturally rich narrative.
Martumili Artists works across an extremely large geographical area. As such there is limited capacity to reach each community on a regular basis. While Martumili Artists supports Karntimarta Artists in Warralong, the artists paint largely independently.
By purchasing these works you are supporting Warralong artists in building a positive and sustainable arts practice. This purchase will help Martumili Artists support Kartinmarta Artists and other community outreach programs.
All works are affordably priced and have been painted on unstretched, pre-primed canvas.