Minyipuru (Seven Sisters)

Jakayu Biljabu: artist

Not On Display

About the work


Minyipuru is an important jukurrpa (dreamtime) story about seven sisters that are travelling through the desert, running away from Yurla, a lustful old man. The man chases the wanti (women) all the way from Roebourne on the west coast, right through Martu country before flying east across Australia. Along the way they stop at many significant sites to camp, sing, dance and collect bush tucker, leaving markers in the landscape along the way. The many events and interactions with Yurla chronicled through the story create a culturally rich narrative that is associated with the Pleiades star constellation.
Title
Minyipuru (Seven Sisters)
Artist/Maker and role
Jakayu Biljabu: artist
Date
2015
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Measurements
92 x 91 cm
Credit line
Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: COVID-19 Arts Stimulus Package, 2020
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
2020/0316

This is one of the paintings in our collection.



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