The Aboriginal images contained in this painting have been copied from traditional paintings. Some elements and symbols from Aboriginal art and culture are considered sacred, and are not allowed to be drawn or copied by non-Aboriginal people.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures:
Research Aboriginal Paintings. Can you find where Juniper borrowed these images from? What do they symbolise?
What significance do the images of the Wandjina have to the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal people of Mowanjum Community?
Japara has been painted with what looks like a wizard’s hat. A wizard’s hat is not culturally relevant to Aboriginal People. What do you think Juniper was trying to convey?
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