• Ngapa Dreaming
  • Ngapa Dreaming
  • Ngapa Dreaming
  • Ngapa Dreaming
  • Ngapa Dreaming

Bronwyn Nampijinpa Sampson

Ngapa Dreaming

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    • Acrylic on Canvas
    • Dimensions: 40cm x 30cm
    • Cat No. 353-17

Bronwyn Nampijinpa loves creating and focuses mainly on Water Dreaming (Ngapa Jukurrpa). She follows the Central Desert tradition of using dots with lines showing the main design. Her colours are mainly earth tones, but she does use bright purples and pinks as well. When she paints this is a meditative process. Her rights to these Jukurrpa are from her father and grandfather. This dreaming tells about rain dreaming. The rain travels around our country. This dream is about the wet season that gives new life to our country. Ngapa fill the creeks, waterholes and overflows onto all the land. This story belongs to Jangala Nangala Nampijinpa, Jampijinpa. Kurdungurlu (the person who checks and audits the story every time it is sung danced or painted) is Japaljarri, Napaljarri, Napanangka, Japanangka.

Lajamanu has a population of around 900 Warlpiri people. The older generation see Warnayaka as an avenue to achieve a number of needs that are present in their community. At the centre these elders still create their dot paintings. The most important thing expressed by members, is the need to preserve and pass on the cultural significance of Warlpiri, the culture of the people of Lajamanu, which encompasses not only art, but includes language, social structure, law and country. In doing so it is understood that excellence in art, prosperity from art sales, employment opportunities and preservation of pride in being Warlpiri will result. The art centre is a Warlpiri corporation and is staffed mainly by the children of the older generation of Indigenous Lajamanu residents who remember their first contact with white Australia. They maintain the computerised data base and run the art centre production. Older and younger community members produce Aboriginal dot paintings and make wooden artefacts. The centre is a place for a cup of tea and a song and dance, and then a trip into the Spinifex desert to look for goanna and lizards or to collect bush coconut, bush banana, yams and bush honey from native bees.

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