• Artwork:Ancestral Serpent
  • Artist:Connie Nakamarra Fisher
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Ancestral Serpentby Connie Nakamarra Fisher

The original artwork that has inspired this print on silk is titled "Jardiwanpa Jukurrpa (Ancestral Serpent Dreaming). It depicts the Dreamtime story of a Warlpiri serpent ancestor named Yarripiri who travelled through Warlpiri country to perform Jardiwanpa. The Jardiwanpa is an ancient ceremony of reconciliation eagerly awaited by Warlpiri people.

  • Artist:Connie Nakamarra Fisher
  • Title:Ancestral Serpent
  • ID:CN01
  • Medium:Print on Silk
  • Size:45 x 100 cm
  • Region:Yuendumu, Central Australia


Connie Nakamarra Fisher was born in 1954 at Mount Denison, a station 332 kms north-west of Alice Springs in Central Australia. As a young girl her family relocated to Yuendumu Community, approximately 300km from Alice Springs. Connie is the daughter of Maggie Napanangka White, a well-known artist who worked with Warlukurlangu Artists from 1986-1997. Connie has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists, a local Aboriginal art centre based in Yuendumu since 1987. She paints her parents Dreamings. From her mother she paints Karnta Jukurrpa or Women's Dreaming and Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming. From her father she paints Jardiwampa Jukurrpa (Snake Dreaming) and Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-Rush Seed Dreaming.


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