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Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters) by Joylene Presley - 122 x 61cm

Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters) by Joylene Presley - 122 x 61cm

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Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)

122 x 61cm 

Acrylic on canvas


This is a major Tjukurpa for Irrunytju (Wingellina) and across the central Australian deserts. The seven sisters travelled from Kaliwarra to Wannan in Western Australia, stopping at significant sites and rockholes including Kuru Ala, a sacred place for women. They encountered a lustful man named Wati Nyiru, who chased them around the desert. Some of the details of this Tjukurpa (Dreaming story) are sacred and can’t be repeated.

About the Artist

Joylene Presley is a senior Pitjantjatjara woman based in Amata. She stays regularly in Pipalyatjara to visit friends and family and usually paints at Ninuku when she visits. Joylene is the granddaughter of Tjampawa Kawiny and paints her Seven Sisters story.