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.
How to watch
This work has been digitised but due to rights and access requirements can only be viewed onsite at over WiFi or by researchers on request.
In ACMI's collection
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
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