Born Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory, Australia 1950


Women’s Dreaming at Alukuru, 1990

This painting depicts designs associated with a women’s Dreaming Alukuru. The name Alukuru means a camp of single women. The U shapes surrounded by the large arc show a group of women sitting inside their windbreak, tapping sticks and chanting a game which attracts eligible men. Leaves are placed in front of the singers to form imaginary lovers and children. The women’s grinding stones and water carriers are shown.


Text reproduced with permission. © Papunya Tula Artists.


Further reading

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