New Works


23-964 – Sharon Porter


Sharon Porter

61 x 91 cm: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2023

All the minma (ladies) hiding

“All the minma (ladies) were hiding from the man. And they been leave all the nulla nulla (hunting sticks). They been hiding, then they went inside [the rockhole].”

-Sharon Porter

This story is part of a Jukurrpa story passed onto Sharon by her grandmother, Katjarra Butler. The term Jukurrpa is often translated in English as the ‘dreaming’, or ‘dreamtime’. It refers generally to the period in which the world was created by ancestral beings, who assumed both human and nonhuman forms. These beings shaped what had been a formless landscape; creating waters, plants, animals, and people. At the same time they provided cultural protocols for the people they created, as well as rules for interacting with the natural environment. At their journey’s end, the ancestral beings transformed themselves into important waters, hills, rocks, and even constellations.

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