Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-Rush Seed Dreaming)

    ARTIST: Andrea Nungarrayi Wilson

    SIZE: 76 × 61 cm

    CATALOG NO: 2731/19

    Price: $660

    Materials: Acrylic on linen canvas

    This incredible art work is by the very talented Andrea Nungarrayi Wilson from the Arts Centre of Yuenduma North-west of Alice Springs. 

    This painting draws the eye and would make a senstional statement piece to complent your living area.

    Read about the dreamtime story on the certificate of authenticity you will receive when perchasing this canvas. You will receive this canvas rolled for safe transport by Australian Post.



    Dream Time Story

    This Jukurrpa belongs to women of the Nakamarra/Napurrurla subsections and to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. This Dreaming is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara (desert fringe-rush [Fimbristylis oxystachya & Fimbristylis eremophila]) is a grass with an edible seed. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone (‘ngatinyanu’) with a smaller stone (‘ngalikirri’) to make flour. This flour is mixed with water (‘ngapa’) to make damper cakes which are cooked and eaten. In Warlpiri traditional paintings iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. Large concentric circles often represent the site of Jaralypari and also the seed bearing grass Lukurrara. ‘U’ shapes can depict the Karnta (women) collecting ‘lukarrara’ and straight lines are frequently used to portray seeds that fall down to the ground and are also collected by women using their ‘parrajas’ (wooden food carriers) and ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks).


    Desert Fringe-Rush Seed Dreaming 76 x 61 cm

    $660.00 Regular Price
    $630.00Sale Price
    • Biography

      Andrea Nungarrayi Wilson is the daughter in law of Alice Nampijinpa Henwood, a well-known artist who paints with Warlukurlangu Artists. In 2007 Andrea lived in Nyirripi, she later (2011) moved to Billiluna, a community on the Canning Stock Route, not too far from the Tanami Road, in WA. It is located 147 km south of Halls Creek and 593 km north-west of Yuendumu. Andrea lives there with her husband and three children.Andrea has been painting for Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation; an Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centre, since 2007. She mainly paints her Father’s Jukurrpa, in particular Yurrampi Jukurrpa (Honey Ant Dreaming).These dreamings relate directly to the land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. They were passed down to her father by his father and his father’s father before him for millennia. Andrea uses traditional designs and icons with an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her traditional culture


    • Producing gloriously coloured Aboriginal art, promoting Indigenous cultureand supporting the remote communities of Yuendumu & Nyirripi
      since 1985.

      Base at the community of Yuendumu which is 290km Northwest of Alice Springs, Warlukurlangu Artists is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Central Australia.It has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.

      Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named after a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.