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Pieces of Bessie Nakamarra Sims

Star Dreaming   Aboriginal art

Star Dreaming

Artist : Bessie Nakamarra Sims
Nation : Australia
Size (cm) : 46 H x 61 L
Ref : 211 sold

Painted in 2010. Yanjirlypirri is the Warlpiri name for stars and also a small hill to the west of Yuendumu, where there is a water soakage. The importance of this place cannot be overemphasized as young boys are brought here to be ...


Bush Carrot Dreaming   Aboriginal art

Bush Carrot Dreaming

Artist : Bessie Nakamarra Sims
Nation : Australia
Size (cm) : 46 H x 91 L
Ref : 212 sold

Painted in 2010. Ngarlajiyi is a tiny plant found growing on the side of creeks and in sandy soils and commonly called a bush carrot or small yam. It has a small edible tuber resembling a carrot. Its botanical name is Vigna lanceolata. The ...


Bush Carrot Dreaming - orange   Aboriginal art

Bush Carrot Dreaming - orange

Artist : Bessie Nakamarra Sims
Nation : Australia
Size (cm) : 46 H x 61 L
Ref : 213 sold

Painted in 2010. Ngarlajiyi is a tiny plant found growing on the side of creeks and in sandy soils and commonly called a bush carrot or small yam. It has a small edible tuber resembling a carrot. Its botanical name is Vigna lanceolata. The ...


Water Dreaming – Wapurtali  Aboriginal art

Water Dreaming – Wapurtali

Artist : Bessie Nakamarra Sims
Nation : Australia
Size (cm) : 46 H x 46 L
Ref : 291 sold

Painted in 2011. This Ngapa Jukurrpa (water Dreaming) comes from Wapurtali (Mt. Singleton) west of Yuendumu. The custodians of this Jukurrpa are women and men of the Nakamarra/Napurrula and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla subsection. A ...


Brush-tailed possum dreaming – Yulumparani  Aboriginal art

Brush-tailed possum dreaming – Yulumparani

Artist : Bessie Nakamarra Sims
Nation : Australia
Size (cm) : 46 H x 61 L
Ref : 292 sold

Painted in 2011. The „kirda? or custodians of the Janganpa Jukurrpa (common brush-tail possum Dreaming [Trichosurus vulpecula]) are Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men and Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. Jupurrurla/Jakamarra men and ...


Fire dreaming - pink  Aboriginal art

Fire dreaming - pink

Artist : Bessie Nakamarra Sims
Nation : Australia
Size (cm) : 30 H x 30 L
Ref : 293 sold

Painted in 2010. This painting shows the traditional practices associated with burning off areas of spinifex country. The fires are lit so that „liwirringki? (burrowing skinks), other lizards and small mammals are flushed out of ...