Uluru Tjukurpa (Uluru story)

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Uluru Tjukurpa (Uluru story)

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Paintings depict the Tjukurpa, the Law and stories of Ancestors. Anangu (Central and Western Desert Aboriginal people) have responsibilities for the protection and teaching of different Tjukurpa and there are strict protocols for the imparting of knowledge. The dotting technique has evolved with the need to adapt sacred expressions of Tjukurpa for public viewing and as a depiction of the desert landscape.

Uluru is a place of powerful Tjukurpa, the main public elements of which are depicted in this painting. Mala, Rufous Hare-wallaby people, travelled from the north to perform ceremonies, but while at Uluru, were attacked and chased away by evil Kurpany, a giant, magic monster dingo sent in from the west. They are represented by their tracks.

Freda has also painted surrounding landmarks and water holes and the tracks of different animals. They are kamala, kalaya, Kurpany, Mala, munu kipara: camel, emu, the devil dingo, rufous hare wallaby and bush turkey.


Artist: Freda Teamay

Size: 92cm X 60cm

Medium: Acrylic on canvas 

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