This artwork is part of a special slideshow feature for the fundraising auction Ochre: Supporting Indigenous Health through Art at Mossgreen Auction House, Melbourne Australia. This auction is held on Tuesday 14th October, 2008 at 5.30-8.30pm. RSVP Essential by Monday 6th October to +61 3 9726 0551.
This painting depicts designs associated with the site of Lupulnga, a 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 Kaakaratintja (Lake MacDonald), and later the Kintore area. The lines in the painting represent spun hair-string which is used in the making of nyimparra (hair-belts), which are worn by both men and women during ceremonies.
Â© Makinti Napanangka and Papunya Tula Artists