Bush Flowers – Mangalawarru

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    Bush Flowers – Mangalawarru

Bush Flowers – Mangalawarru

By | 2020-11-26T12:37:10+09:30 November 26th, 2020|

The area of Mangalawarru is considered as a semi-arid area and most of the years, the plants are limited to meager bushes and hard spinifex. But during the wet season, from November to February, there are heavy rains coming from Top End, which turn the dry creek into flowing river and change dramatically the landscape.
The appearance of flowers in the bush is a sign for the entire community to go hunting marlu*or kangaroo and collecting bush tuckers such as yakajirri* or bush sultanas.
These kinds of paintings are strongly associated with Ngapa Jukurrpa* or rain dreaming, borrowing some of the patterns from the traditional Warlpiri iconography.
*in Warlpiri language.

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Through our Visual Arts program, Barkly Regional Arts operates an Art Gallery (Barkly Regional Arts Gallery Studio) with regular exhibitions and a selling outlet to buy original and authentic artworks from the Barkly. Be sure to visit regularly!