Sand Hills by Dorothy Napangardi
Title: Sand Hills
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 94x54 cm
Artist: Dorothy Napangardi
- Aboriginal Women
- Yuendumu Aboriginal Art: Aboriginal Paintings from the Central Art
- Song and Dance
- Video - Warlpiri women dancing during ceremonies
The painting depicts the tracks of the Mina Mina women, as they travelled on foot over sand-hills (red dots) and clay-pans to the significant site salt on Mina Mina north-west of Yuendumu in Central Australia
Throughout their journey the women defined the landscape with digging sticks and often stopped and performed ceremonies, which embraced song lines and dance cycles.
If you would like to know more about the Sand Hills and the relationship with Aboriginal Art and culture, please read the following articles:
We recommended to read the book, DANCING UP COUNTRY, The art of Dorothy Napangardi, published by Museum of Contemporary Art, which illustrates in detail Dorothy Napangardi’s Dreaming's.
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