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Tiffany Ross NAKAMARRA

Community: Yuendumu
Art : Aboriginal
Region: Central Desert
State: Northern Territory

Tiffany Ross Nakamarra belongs to one of the best known artistic communities in the central Australian desert, that of Yuendumu where, in the 1970s, contemporary Aboriginal painting appeared at the same time as in Papunya. She represents here the Dream - or Jukurrpa - of the Ancestor of the Yarla (a wild edible potato) which is associated with the site of Cockatoo Creek, located east of Yuendumu.

The legend says that in the Dreamtime - mythical time of the creation of the world for the Aborigines - the Yarla Ancestor and the Wapirti Ancestor (carrot of the bush) clashed near Ngarparapunyu, a sacred marsh. We do not know more about this Dream known only to initiates.

The concentric shapes represent the sacred swamp while the red waves that run across the canvas certainly symbolize the campfires around to hand over the Aborigines still gather today to celebrate this Dream.
Tiffany Ross NAKAMARRA_Bush Potato Dreaming_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 4084

Tiffany Ross NAKAMARRA

Bush Potato Dreaming

Acrylic on canvas
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  Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

We are members of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.)*
We are members of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art
*National French Chamber of experts specialized in artworks
Comité des Galeries d'Art