Papunya Power

17 AM 7725/11
Emma Nelson Nakamarra Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) 2010
Acrylic on canvas
1215 x 710mm

The painting tells the story of the rain and hail making ceremony for the site of Kalipinypa. Ancestral forces are invoked to bring on a powerful storm with lightning, thundercolouds and rain sending a deluge to rejuvenate the earth, filling the rockholes, clay pans and creeks and creating new life and growth upon the land.

Today the Nakamarra, Tjakamarra, Napurrula and Tjupurrula men and women are the custodians of this important water dreaming site and celebrate its stories in the ceremonies.

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