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Pamela Napurrurla Walker / Owlet Nightjar Dreaming

SKU: 4572-16

30cm x 30cm Acrylic on Canvas, Stretched Ready To Hang

$195.00

30cm x 30cm Acrylic on Canvas, Stretched Ready To Hang

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Artist Profile

Artwork is accompanied by Warlukurlangu Artists (Yuendumu) Art Centre Certificate of Authenticity/Provenance

Pamela Napurrurla Walker was born in 1957 at Mt Doreen Station, an extensive cattle breeding station about 55km west of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. She was born into a large Warlpiri family and has three brothers and six sisters. Her father, Towser Jakamarra Walker (Dec) was not only one of the senior men in the Warlpiri community at Yuendumu but also a well-known artist who painted for Warlukurlangu Artists. Both her parents have passed away. Pamela finished Primary School at the local School in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290km north-west of Alice Springs, where has lived most of her life. However, she lived in Nyrripi for 2 years where she also has family. She has two daughters and many nieces and nephews.

Pamela has been working with Warlukurlangu Artists since 1994 but it wasn’t until 2006 that she began to paint full time. She paints her father’s jurkurrpa, Dreamings which relate directly to her land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. These stories were told to her by her father, stories that have been passed down through the millennia.

Pamela’s paintings have strong iconic themes that are colourful and bold. When Pamela is not painting or looking after her family she likes to go hunting, especially for bush potato.

Artwork Description

The Jarlajirrpi Jukurrpa (owlet nightjar dreaming) belongs to country near to Wirliyajarrayi (Willowra community), north of Yuendumu. The Jarlajirrpi is also known as a “Kurdaitcha” shaman bird. Jarljirrpi make a particular sound, “Jurl-Jurl” at night. They spend all day in their nest in the hollow logs of trees and have big eyes like a southern Boobook Owl. When people hear the owl calling out at night they say to each other “A Kirdaitcha man is coming this way. Look out for him!” This dreaming is associated with ceremonies that are usually performed at night.

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