Collection Online
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
182.4 × 121.8
Place/s of Execution
Yuendumu, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased from Admission Funds, 1988
© Dolly Nampijinpa Daniels/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
About the work
Fire country dreaming 1988 is a collaborative work by Uni Nampitjinpa and Dolly Nampitjinpa that tells the complex Warlukurlangu jukurrpa (Fire Country Dreaming) through undulations of radiant colour. The painting depicts the great fire created by Lungkarda, the ancestral blue-tongue lizard man, to punish his two sons for killing a sacred kangaroo in the Dreaming. The fire was followed by an immense storm that caused all forms of plant and animal life to flourish.  The location for this Dreaming is Warlukurlangu, south-west of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory.