In this painting, Colleen Wallace Nungari illustrates Dreamtime Sisters who are good spirits dancing the awelye (women’s ceremony)and looking after her country, Arnumarra, which lies to the north east of Alice Springs in Central Australia. Colleen says these sisters were once living people; her ancestors.
Name: Colleen Wallace
Skin name: Nungari (also spelled Nungarrayi)
Language group: Eastern Arrernte
Country: Santa Teresa
Lives: Utopia Region, Central Australia
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