Shorty Jangala Robertson

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Artwork: Shorty Ngapa Jukurrpa ( Water Dreaming )


The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek bed are water soakage or naturally occurring wells. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang for rain, unleashing a giant storm. It traveled across the country, lighting and striking the land. The storm met up with a storm from Wapurtali, to the west.
It was picked up by a bird and carried further west until the load bacame too heavy for it to bear and it dropped that storm on Purlungyanu, where it created a giant soakage. At Puyurru the bird dug up a giant snake, Wanayarra, that carried the water with it and created a giant lake, Jillyiumpa

Oblong Tablet

Material: Iron ore tablet on adjustable black cord

Round Tablet

Material: Iron ore tablet on adjustable black cord

Heart Studs

Material: Iron ore hearts on silver hooks

Oval Studs

Material: Iron ore ovals on silver hooks

Triangle Studs Material: Iron ore triangles on silver hooks

Material: Iron ore beads 

Length: 45cm 


Material: Iron ore beads 

Length: 19cm