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Kenji x Warlukurlangu Artists Water Dreaming All Over Print SS Rayon Shirt
Own a piece of art from the Warlukurlangu Art Co-op, one of the Northern Territory's original art centres and contribute to its local community.
Kenji x Warlukurlangu Artists presents Chelsea Nangala Watson - Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) Puyurru printed Resort Collar Short Sleeve Shirt, featuring the artists unique painting design on a lightweight Rayon fabric.
Chelsea Nangala Watson was born in Darwin, in the top end of the Northern Territory of Australia, and has grown up in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west of Alice Springs. Chelsea attends the local school where she enjoys studying and participating in school sports like football, softball and basketball. Chelsea comes from a long line of artists including her grandparents, Reva Nungarrayi Dickson and Bernard Japanangka Watson; and her mother Louise Napangardi Watson, who are all respected artists within the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Chelsea uses traditional iconography to paint her fathers Jukurrpa stories, dreamings which relate directly to her land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it.
The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. In the usually dry creek, beds are mulju (soakages), or naturally occurring wells and the 'kirda' (owners) for this site are Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa (Dreaming). Short dashes are often used to represent mangkurdu (cumulus & stratocumulus clouds), and longer, flowing lines represent ngawarra (floodwaters). Small circles are used to depict mulju (soakages) and riverbeds.
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