Dancing drops of paint symbolise the falling raindrops at this important Water Dreaming site of Pirlinyanu, west of Nyrripi. This is the artist’s father’s country who is responsible for the upkeep of knowledge.
This delightful work by Julie Nangala Robinson, eldest daughter of groundbreaking artist, Dorothy Napangardi depicts an aerial perspective of her traditional country in a distinctive monochromatic palette. Here Julie alludes to the shapes that form across the landscape, and in the dotting, the rain that falls and the water in the deep natural occurring wells of Pirlinyanu.
Ownership of country is passed down from the father (patrilineal) and ritual knowledge is passed on from auntie to niece (father’s sisters). In this case it is those of the Nampijinpa and Nangala sub-section groups.