Janganpa Jukurrpa  (Possum Dreaming) by Paddy Japaljarri Stewart

Janganpa Jukurrpa (Possum Dreaming)

The Kirda or custodians of this Jukurrpa are Japaljarri and Jungarrayi. The Kudungurlu or the managers of this Jukurrpa are Jupurrula and Napurrula. This painting shows Janganpa running between the trees at night to feed. The wavy lines and the ‘E’ shapes are the tracks he leaves as he moves around. The Janganpa is considered good meat for yapa.The story here is about a Janganpa ancestor who travelled over the land visiting various sites during the Jukurrpa. The sites shown are south of Yuendumu heading east.In the centre of the canvas is Yulumparani a secret cave and water soakage.