Budgerigar Dreaming – Ngatijirri Jukurrpa

Ngatijirri is a bird with a hooked beak, a small green bird. It is yellowish across the forehead. Budgerigars fly from tree to tree search for food for the young ones. It flies all over our country. They know all the trees, creeks and water holes. They all get together and fly out to billabongs. They sleep in hollow trees near their special billabongs. Budgerigar dreaming belongs to the people in the skin groups Japaljarri, Napaljarri, Jungarrayi and Nungarrayi.

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Medium: Painting
1200 x 600mm Acrylic on Canvas
Year: 2020
SKU: 9-20

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Ngatijirri is a bird with a hooked beak, a small green bird. It is yellowish across the forehead. Budgerigars fly from tree to tree search for food for the young ones. It flies all over our country. They know all the trees, creeks and water holes. They all get together and fly out to billabongs. They sleep in hollow trees near their special billabongs. Budgerigar dreaming belongs to the people in the skin groups Japaljarri, Napaljarri, Jungarrayi and Nungarrayi.

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Weight 0.8 kg

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About Elizabeth Nungarrayi Ross

Elizabeth worked at the school for many years in the bilingual education program, developing resources for teaching Warlpiri. She loved to learn and has taken several courses at Batchelor College over the years. Her culture was important to her and Nungarrayi really understood so much about it. She painted when she had spare time, then later after retirement spent a lot more time at the art centre painting.  Nungarrayi did ceremony and song all her life as well as teaching children.  She was a committed member of her church and Kurdiji Law Group. Her art was bold in dots depicting Jukurrpa or in lines again of Jukurrpa .  Another favourite subject of her art was birds including the spinnifex pigeon. Her favourite past time in retirement was painting.

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