“THE FIRST STORIES” Exhibition
28 May @ 6:00 pm - 30 June @ 6:00 pm
Gallery One, in collaboration with Glenelg Art Gallery, is presenting an exhibition of Indigenous art and culture
Exhibition: 1 –30 June
Opening Night 28 May at 6pm will include SMOKING CEREMONY performed by Kaurna elder Uncle Tamaru
In June indigenous artists will tutor art/craft workshops. For more details visit Gallery One’s website and social media in May.
This project was made possible through Community Development Grant provided by the City of Mitcham
PAINTING TITLE: “Yeperenye”
by Coral Hayes Pananka
Coral has painted part of a story the Arrente people share of the rocky outcrops of Emily Gap, between the rocky ranges that hug Alice Springs Central Australia, that were formed by giant caterpillars. In traditional stories they entered this world through one of the gaps in the escarpment of the area. The Caterpillar ancestors, Yeperenye, Utnerrengatye and Ntyarlke are the Major Creators of the water, trees and country of Alice Springs. This Dreaming Story belongs to Corals’ Grandfathers who are the Three Green Caterpillars who are the Kings of this Dreaming Story. This totem has been handed down to Corals father and son through generations of Arrente men. Coral paints this beautiful painting for her father. It celebrates the sacred land, full of metallics, the vines representing natures gifts and the circles repeating as always in the circle of life, the center place where people meet around a space, representing the individual outwards in energetic and physical connections. Acrylic on canvas, stretched size 2345cm x 1116 x 3cm This is a famous Dreaming Story shared all over the world as was shown on Qantas Airlines flights.