Yanjilypiri - Star (Yilpinji Suite); Paddy Japaljarri Sims, Indigenous Australian, b. (c.1925) - d....


Australian Catholic University Art Collection


Yanjilypiri - Star (Yilpinji Suite)

About this object

A depiction of a Dreaming story taking place in a star of a sacred initiation ceremony of women.


Paddy Japaljarri Sims, Indigenous Australian, b. (c.1925) - d. 2010

Date Made


Medium and Materials

Two plate colour etching with sugarlift aquatint, aquatint and burnishing

Place Made

Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia.

Inscription and Marks

Signed lower right with an 'X', and editioned '58/99' lower left.


H 32.5cm x W 49cm

Subject and Association Description

One of 15 prints from the 'Yilpinji, Love Magic Ceremony folio', 2003, edition 58/99. A folio of limited edition prints by fifteen senior Balgo Hills, Lajamanu and Yuendumu Aboriginal artists. The work explores the theme: Yilpinji, the love magic practiced by the Warlpiri and Kukatja people of the central and western deserts of Australia.

Named Collection

ACU Modern and Contemporary Art Collection - Works on Paper

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