Cindy Wallace Nungurrayi / Women’s Dreaming (CW052)

SKU: CW052

95cm x 65cm Acrylic on Canvas


95cm x 65cm Acrylic on Canvas


Artist Profile

Artist Cindy Wallace Nungurrayi
Born 1978
Language Anmatyerre
Country Mulga Bore, Utopia, Central Australia
Subject(s) Women’s Ceremonies, Body Paint and Bush Foods

Cindy was born on Santa Teresa mission and now lives at Mulga Bore, a remote desert community on the Utopia homelands near Alice Springs. She was brought up with the traditional education and values of her country. Cindy is the sister of Colleen Wallace Nungurrayi, and the grand-daughter of Kenny Tilmouth Panangka.

Cindy has been painting for over 20 years. Her works tell the stories of Ceremonies relating to initiation, seasonal changes and general women’s business form a very important part of aboriginal society. The body-paint designs are learnt whilst applying paint to the chest, breasts and shoulders of women about to partake in ceremony. These images relate to “Awelye” (dreaming) and are significant to the ceremonies and rituals that are the basis of aboriginal culture.

Artwork Description

Cindy’s painting depicts women’s ceremony associated with her country. She has painted the beautiful bush flowers which burst into life around September each year. The U shapes represent the women and the roundel in the centre of the artwork represents the waterhole / ceremonial site. The bush tucker and waterholes are an integral part of Women’s Ceremony, as it can take many days to complete and so therefore must be held where water and food is available.

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