Warakurna women’s collaborative painting
Minyma Lungkata Tjukurpa (Mother blue tongue lizard Dreaming), 2010
Acrylic on canvas – 101.6 x 213.4 cm
Warakurna community, Western Australia.
This painting is a collaboration of Senior Women from across the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, from Warakurna to Wingelina. The women visited the site of the Minyma Lungkata (mother blue tongue lizard) Tjukurpa to paint this story in it’s country.
“Many live young lungkata emerged from the mother lungkata and scatterred over the land close to Warakurna on the Great Central Road. They still exist there today, you can see the mother and her children”, says Winifred Reid. The lungkata is in her mother’s homeland.
This painting was completed through the spring of 2010. The lungkata breeding season is from Birriya-pirriya (spring) through to Kurli (summer).
Artists: Nyurapayia Bennett Nampitjinpa, Dorcas Bennett, Nancy Jackson, Polly Jackson, Winifred Richards, Rene Nelson, Thelma McLean, Molly Yates, Winifred Woods, Anna Porter, Judith Chambers, Nora Holland, Eunice Porter, Winifred Reid, Belle Davidson.