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Pirlinyanu (2011)

Artist: Julie Nangala Robinson

Region: Yuendumu, NT

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 61 x 122 cm
(Artwork can be rotated)

Catalogue Number: 14208(B)JR / 14208JR (B)

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Julie depicts her Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming), which is associated with her father’s traditional country of Pirlinyanu, a rocky outcrop in the Tanami Desert, west of Yuendumu and towards the WA border.

This rocky country with its significant waterholes and plentiful bush tucker is one of many significant locations for the Water Dreaming because if you know which rocks to move you always have access to fresh water in the deep natural occurring wells of Pirlinyanu.  Without this knowledge one could imagine there was no water in this desert landscape. 

Using an aerial perspective along with a colourful palette, Julie’s Water Dreaming (Ngapa Jukurrpa) paintings have become works of extraordinary optical brilliance as she alternates the size of dots throughout her work as well as building up shapes or reference points by specific placement of her dots.


Julie Nangala Robinson

Region: Yuendumu, NT

Julie is the traditional custodian of her country Pirlinyanu, a land of rocky outcrops and deep water springs. It is a water dreaming site (Ngapa Jukurrpa) near Mina Mina.

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