Nita Connelly - Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters Story)
Artist: Nita Connelly
Title: Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters Story)
Cat No: 17-271
Size: 147 x 121 cm 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 rock holes 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.
Birth Date: 15/11/2014
Community: Pipalyatjara, SA
Nita was born at Amata in 1966. Her family moved back to their traditional lands around Pipalytjara when she was abut ten, and families were beginning to settle back into the western lands. Her mother's country is Puta Puta and her Father's place is close to Pipalytjara.
2016 Kala ngura ngayuku Colours of my home/country - 1. - 24. July 2016 2009 Celebrating Country: Kinship & Culture, Seymour College Art Show, Adelaide