- Museum number
- Object: Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming)
Acrylic painting on canvas. Features black concentric circles in centre (hole/centre of plant) with radiating wavy lines representing the path of the wind and the roots of the yarla 'bush potato' plant. Framing the central circle are four black crescent shapes (representing the old man who dug the hole that released the wind and people from under ground). Predominant colours: orange, yellow, black, white.
- Production date
Length: 145.50 centimetres (stretched onto a stretcher)
Width: 94.70 centimetres (stretched onto a stretcher)
Depth: 2.20 centimetres (stretched onto a stretcher)
- Curator's comments
- "Yarla is a large bush potato with a sweet flavour that comes from country called Yumurrpa.An old man was digging for yarla in the Dreamtime and made a huge hole from which emerged a 'willy-willy' of men and women who had been underground. The dust storm reached to the sky and the site can still be seen in that country."
From information provided by Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association, see Ethdoc 1065.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1988-1989 14 Jul-30 May, BM, Museum of Mankind; Dreams and the land: contemporary Australian Aboriginal paintings
2017-2018 10 Nov-18 Feb, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai, India, India and the World: A History in Nine Stories
2018, 6 May- 30 June, National Museum, New Delhi, India and the World: A History in Nine Stories
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection was purchased in the U.K from Mr B. Rooney acting on behalf of the vendors.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 717 (Number in yellow on the reverse of the canvas)