Sand Hills by Dorothy Napangardi
Title: Sand Hills
Medium: Acrylic on Belgian Linen
Size: 92x30 cm
Artist: Dorothy Napangardi
- Aboriginal Women
- Yuendumu Aboriginal Art: Aboriginal Paintings from Central Desert
- Song and dance - Aboriginal Music
- Aboriginal women dancing - Video of Warlpiri women dancing during ceremony
The painting depicts the movement of the Mina Mina women ancestors as they journeyed across salt Lake Mackay, a significant site near Yuendumu in Central Australia. Throughout their travels the Warlpiri women used digging sticks during their ceremonies, as well as gathering bush tucker.
If you would like to know more about the Sand Hills and the relationship with Aboriginal Art and culture, please read the following articles to to view video footage of Warlpiri women dancing during ceremony:
We recommended the book, DANCING UP COUNTRY, The Art of Dorothy Napangardi, published by Museum of Contemporary Art, which illustrates in detail Dorothy Napangardi’s Dreamings.
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