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Janganpa Jukurrpa (Marsupial mouse Dreaming)

batik on cotton
259.0 × 85.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Yuendumu, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Peter and Theodora Toyne, Members, 1995
©Neville Japangardi Poulson/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
Simple design in maroon, red ochre, yellow and white lines and patches of colour, free of dots, represents "kuruwarri" associated with the marsupial mouse ancestor. The concentric circles represent campsites and the parallel lines indicate the marsupial mouse Dreaming path. Alongside the circle-path symbols are marsupial mouse tail and paw marks, the signs left when such small animals move through the desert.