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Warlukurlangu Artists x Vue presents Pauline Napangardi Gallagher - Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) Ngalyipi Coasters, features the artists unique painting design on a round 10cm wide coaster. The set comes with 4 matching coasters.
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Pauline Napangardi Gallagher, was born in 1952 in Yuendumu. She went to the local school in Yuendumu and soon after married her husband who has now passed. Pauline now lives in Nyirripi and has five children and fifteen grandchildren. Pauline has been painting for Warlukurlangu Artists since 2006. She paints her fathers stories Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Pikilyi Dreaming) and Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming), Dreamings that relate to her land, its features and animals that have been passed down through the generations.
The Artwork's Story as told by Pauline:
Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) Ngalyipi
This Jukurrpa (Dreaming) comes from Mina Mina, a very important womens Dreaming site far to the west of Yuendumu near Lake Mackay and the Western Australian border. In the Dreamtime, ancestral women danced at Mina Mina and karlangu (digging sticks) rose up out of the ground. The women collected the digging sticks and then travelled on to the east, dancing, digging for bush tucker, collecting ngalyipi (snake vine) and creating many places as they went. The women stopped at Karntakurlangu, Janyinki, Parapurnta, Kimayi, and Munyuparntiparnti, sites spanning from the west to the east of Yuendumu. When they stopped, the women dug for bush foods like jintiparnta (desert truffle). The Dreaming track eventually took them far beyond Warlpiri country. The track passed through Coniston in Anmatyerre country to the east, and then went on to Alcoota and Aileron far to the northeast of Yuendumu and eventually on into Queensland.