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Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Dream Paintings Works from the Grand Valley State University Permanent Collection

Wardapi Tjukurrpa (Goanna Dreaming) - Yarripurlangu, 2009, Acrylic on Canvas, by Tess Napaljarri Ross   (#2010.7.1)

Wardapi Tjukurrpa (Goanna Dreaming) - Yarripurlangu, 2009, Acrylic on Canvas, by Tess Napaljarri Ross (#2010.7.1)

Date and Time:

Friday, September 9, 2011
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:

  • Kirkhof Center » Faculty/Staff Dining Room

Description:

A selection of Australian Aboriginal paintings created as part of the ceremonies celebrating Tjukurrpa or Dreamtime.  Tjukurrpa can be interpreted as an embodiment of creation that gives meaning to everything for the Australian Aboriginal people. It establishes the rules governing relationships between the people, land, animals and all things organic, inorganic and spiritual existing in tribal territories.

These relationships, their details and stories are the inspiration of the Tjukurrpa paintings.


Contact:

Art Gallery, 616-331-2563


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