Yanjimi Peter Rowlands
Yanjimi Peter Rowlands - painting story [ORAL HISTORY]
Synopsis: Yanjimi Peter Rowlands tells a story for his painting. His painting is of his Dreaming story, half of the Seven Sisters Dreaming.
Art centre(s): Martumili Artists
Catalogue number: CSROH_275_Yanjimi_Peter_Rowlands
Location Recorded: Punmu
Cultural Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on Use
Full transcript: Yanjimi Peter Rowlands: My name is Peter Rowlands, Yanjimi Rowlands, Martu call me Yanjimi. My old man told me about my Country and this is, and that’s why I’m painting my story about myself. And this painting I’m doing in my Dreamtime, how it was told that the women arrived and for the first time the mans seen ladies and for the ladies first time they seen mans too. They met up with the Seven Sisters and the ladies were whipping them, they got a hiding from them, in Dreamtime, all the mans. This picture is half of the story I’m painting, this story is half (women only allowed to know half). How all the men got whipped by the Seven Sisters, including me at a place called Wilpiripungkunja. I was in this story, this is my Dreamtime story [jarriny] for me I’m painting, and half of the story. My story is on the north side where they followed me and chased me and whacked them at the northern side of Kalypa. So I’m putting this yapu (rock) and warla (lake) small picture little warla. And part of the red sand is around Kalypa, pana (sand).
Rights: Cultural Owner & Storyteller: Yanjimi Peter Rowlands; © FORM, transcript only
Provenance: This material is sourced from Ngurra Kuju Walyja — the Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 by FORM and developed in partnership with Birriliburu, Kayili, KALACC, Mangkaja, Martumili, Ngurra, Papunya Tula, Paruku IPA, Warlayirti and Yulparija artists and art centres.