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Kalipinypa Tjukurrpa

Artist: Watson Corby

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions:
H 122cm x W 198cm x D 3.2cm
H 48¼" x W 78" x D 1½"

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, thunderclouds and rain sending a deluge to rejuvenate the earth, filling the rock holes, 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.Watson says that the lines represent the water travelling into the waterholes and the blue dots represent the rain drops and the hail stones brought be the storm.

Item No: 1311


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