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Warakurna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes


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This painting is about tjanpi. We make baskets and sculptures from spinifex grass. We were going out bush to make things with Jo [Jo Foster from Tjanpi Desert Weavers]. We had big tarps to sit on.

Dianne Ungukalpi Golding

An acrylic painting on canvas showing two vehicles, one with a trailer, travelling on a road past a gathering of people.
Tjanpi!, 2011, Dianne Ungukalpi Golding, acrylic on canvas, 765 x 760 x 32 mm. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Wayne and Vicki McGeoch.
Dianne Ungukalpi Golding portrait.
Photo: Jo Foster

Dianne Ungukalpi Golding
born 1966
Purungu skin group

Dianne Ungukalpi Golding was born at Katartirn, near Warburton, and attended school in Warburton and Kalgoorlie.

As a young woman she moved to Docker River, Northern Territory, then to Warakurna, as part of the homelands movement.

Golding is an accomplished weaver of baskets and sculptures. She paints Karlaya Tjukurrpa (Emu Dreaming), Kungkarrangkalpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming) and Tjukurrpa Patirlpa Wati (Parrot Men Dreaming), and represents figures from these Dreamings in her tjanpi.

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