Sunday, November 1, 2009

Beautiful Work Mitjili

Pretty excited we have just brought our first work by Mitjili Papurrula who is a fabulous Aboriginal artist from Haasts Bluff - the style of the work was developed off her father and is the story of the spear straightening ceremony taught to Mitjili by her mother. Mitjili’s distinctive style is based on her father’s country, also called Uwalki, an area west of Haasts Bluff near the Kintore Ranges in the Northern Territory.

Characterised by red sandhills, bushes and trees it is here that the spearwood trees used to make spears, are found. As custodian of the Kulata Tjurrkupa (Spear Dreaming) and representing the female side of the Dreaming, Mitjili depicts the trees (Watiya Tjuta) which provide the wood for the spears.


  1. Wow, that is stunning, what a beautiful painting. Lovely blog, love Aura and love your work!

  2. Hi Lauren, thanks for your lovely feedback - its great to hear from you and that you love Aura and my blog - thats definately an inspiration for me today! By the way the painting has arrived and we are really happy!