Yaritji Miller - Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)
Artist: Yaritji Miller
Title: Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)
Cat No: 17-278
Size: 78 x 30.5 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: 30/01/1982
Place of Birth: Alice Springs
Community Pipalyatjara : SA
Yaritji Miller was born in Alice Springs in 1982. She went to school in Adelaide and spent eight years in Warbuton, W.A.
Later she moved to Pipalyatjara to live here with her family. She became the chair person of Pipalyatjara School and works at the Youth Shed. She always painted privately but only started in 2016 to paint with Ninuku Arts at the Youth Shed. Her favorite subjects are the ancestral spirits, like malu or snakes, but she also loves to paint bush food.