Snake Dreaming


Out of stock


Snake Dreaming by Charlie Petyarre Jones

The artists depict the Dreaming of their Ancestors – the journeys, actions, sacred objects, designs and sites associated with their Ancestors. These paintings reflect some of the ground markings used during the men’s ceremonies. However some stories and ground markings are considered to be of a secret or sacred nature and only to be told or shown to an initiated male. The artists use iconography and abstract imagery to depict the sacred ceremony and the sacred site where that dreaming occurs and where the power is still all pervasive. A Dreaming name such as Kangaroo Dreaming is a Dreamtime being, a site associated with that Dreaming and the country surrounding that site. The symbols or signs denote places and sites or the tracks and pathways of the Ancestor.


  • 2007 – Eastern Desert Dreaming-Artists from Utopia, GalleryG, Brisbane
  • 2007 – Patterns of Power, Art from the Eastern Desert, Simmer on the Bay, Sydney
  • 2008 – Power of Place, Paintings and Sculpture from the Eastern Desert, Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide


Additional information

Dimensions 64 × 129 cm