Ceremonial ground painting: Aboriginal women artists from Papunya (A)

Australia, 1988

Film

Eight women artists from the Papunya community were invited to Queensland Art Gallery to create a groundpainting that would enhance and extend the exhibition “The Inspired dream: life as art in Aboriginal Australia” This video documents the making of the painting, explanations of its symbolic meaning and the dancing ceremonies which are traditionally performed when the work is finished. The artists were Emma and Mali Nungurrayi, Topsy, Mary and Jeannie Napaltjarri, Mavis Napangati, Phylis Nakamarra and Mavis Nampitjinpa.

Credits

production company

Kopano P/L Productions

Queensland Art Gallery

co-producer

Robyn Bondfield

Ian Stocks

director
Duration

00:11:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303449

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Rites and ceremonies

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Women

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papunya (N.T.)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sandpaintings

Crafts & Visual Arts → Women artists

Places → Papunya (N.T.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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