Collection Online
Medium
30 etchings
Measurements
(1) 18.3 × 7.6 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(2) 18.4 × 8.2 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(3) 18.3 × 8.1 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(4) 18.2 × 6.6 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(5) 18.5 × 16.4 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(6) 18.5 × 8.3 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(7) 18.5 × 7.3 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(8) 18.5 × 7.8 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(9) 18.5 × 8.1 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(10) 18.5 × 8.3 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(11) 18.5 × 6.5 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(12) 18.5 × 7.9 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(13) 18.5 × 12.4 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(14) 18.5 × 7.2 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(15) 18.5 × 8.2 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(16) 18.3 × 8.0 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(17) 18.4 × 14.2 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(18) 18.2 × 8.4 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(19) 18.5 × 13.2 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(20) 18.6 × 8.6 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(21) 18.6 × 7.2 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(22) 18.5 × 7.2 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(23) 18.5 × 8.0 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(24) 18.5 × 7.1 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(25) 18.5 × 8.1 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(26) 18.5 × 6.8 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(27) 18.2 × 7.0 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(28) 18.2 × 7.1 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(29) 18.5 × 8.2 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
(30) 18.3 × 8.1 cm (plate) 35.6 × 27.5 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Yuendumu, Northern Territory
Edition
ed. 32/75
Inscription
(1) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 1
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(2) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 2
inscribed in pencil l.r.:
(3) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 3
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(4) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 4
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(5) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 5
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(6) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 6
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(7) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 7
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(8) inscribed in pencil l.l: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 8
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(9) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 9
inscribed in pencil l.r: PS
(10) inscribed in pencil l.l: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 10
inscribed in pencil l.r:
(11) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 11
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(12) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 12
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(13) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 13
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(14) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 14
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(15) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 15
inscribed in pencil l.r.: X
(16) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 16
inscribed in pencil l.r.: X
(17) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 17
inscribed in pencil l.r.: X
(18) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 18
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(19) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 19
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(20) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 20
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(21) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 21
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(22) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 22
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(23) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 23
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(24) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 24
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(25) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 25
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(26) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 26
inscribed in pencil l.r.: X
(27) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 27
inscribed in pencil l.r.: X
(28) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 28
inscribed in pencil l.r.: PS
(29) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 29
inscribed in pencil l.r.: X
(30) inscribed in pencil l.l.: 32/75
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Door 30
inscribed in pencil l.r.: X
Accession Number
2001.833.1-30
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Alison and Tony Kelly, 2001
© Paddy Japaljarri Sims, Paddy Japaljarri Stewart/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
This series of Warlpiri kuruwarri (ancestral designs) is based on the Yuendumu Doors of 1983, when Paddy Stewart, Paddy Sims and three other Warlpiri elders painted their Jukurrpa (Dreamings) on thirty Yuendumu school doors. The Yuendumu Doors signalled the origin of painting with modern materials in the community. The etching medium has been brilliantly used to enable the ancestral signs and symbols that comprise the Warlpiri visual language to be easily read against a range of plain backgrounds. Owing to the small scale of the plates, the artists decided just to paint the kuruwarri, the symbols that tell each jukurrpa, and not the background dots present in the Doors.

Related