Yanjilypiri Jukurrpa (Star Dreaming at Yarripirlangu) ; Paddy Japaljarri Sims, Indigenous Australian...


Australian Catholic University Art Collection


Yanjilypiri Jukurrpa (Star Dreaming at Yarripirlangu)

About this object

A depiction of a Dreaming story taking place in a star of a sacred initiation ceremony of women. This artwork is featured in: <a href="https://acu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/61ACU_INST/qpf7hm/alma991012951600502352"target="_blank">'ACU Art Collection: A new perspective',</a>2020, p. 99


Paddy Japaljarri Sims, Indigenous Australian, b. (c.1917) - 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

Numbered 58/99 lower left, signed lower right by the artist.


H 32.5cm x W 49cm

Subject and Association Description

One of 15 prints from the 'Yilpinji' portfolio: 'Love Magic Ceremony', 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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