Tjitjiku tjukurpa - Tjunkaya Tapaya


Tjitjiku tjukurpa - Tjunkaya Tapaya
  • $3,780.00

1000 x 1500


acrylic on canvas


a scene from the kutungu tjukurpa. this story takes place in the country north of uluru. kutungu is a woman about which many stories are told. in this particular part of the tale, kutungu, now the mother of many children, is travelling with them on on a long journey by foot. on the way, she has gathered vast amounts of bush foods, particularly 'kampurarpa' (bush tomatoes), and is carrying them in her 'piti' on her head. the children become very homesick on this journey far from familiar places and refuse to continue on. kutungu again and again asks that they come with her, but eventually they sit down and won't budge. she leaves the bush food with them and continues on aloe.


ernabella arts is a place where elders, young women and men practice and develop their art, in order to sustain, support and promote their cultural heritage, and to improve the lifestyle of their community members.


planet donates the full retail margin (after the cost of framing, gst and artist's commission) to a charity nominated by ernabella arts centre; the western desert dialysis centre. the centre assists those in community with dialysis treatment and transport to and from the treatment. this is significant as treatment is often quite far and the goal is to enable people to stay in community.


planet is honoured to have these works in our showroom. 

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