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Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters Story) by Cynthia Creena Nelson - 122 x 61cm

Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters Story) by Cynthia Creena Nelson - 122 x 61cm

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Acrylic on canvas  
122 x 61cm
2020



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

Cynthia was born in 1995 in Alice Springs. She grew up in Pipalyatjara community and finished school there in 2010.  Cynthia speaks Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra and has worked as a translator as well as being a very good teacher of language.

Cynthia is an emerging artist who started painting at Ninuku Arts in 2015, she paints her grandparents country Alkata, located in Western Australia.