STORY - Young, Patterson and Martin
Artist: Carol Young
Walka is any meaningful mark or pattern and may be an image on a cave wall, rock or drawn in the sand and has cultural and ritual significance. Walka is also used on the body during inma (ceremony). This painting resembles the small seeds that are collected for grinding into damper in the desert.
Artist: Nelly Patterson
This is an epic Tjukurpa, creation story. A man, Wati Nyiru chases 7 sisters across Australia shaping the land as they went. He wanted to marry the big sister and sang about how much he wanted her. The girls kept running and escaped into the sky becoming the Pleiades constellation, and Wati Nyiru became Orion, forever unable to catch the sisters.
Artist: Stephen Pitjara Martin
The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek beds are water soakages or naturally occurring wells. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. It travelled across the country, with the lightning striking the land.