Apernelheyel by Donald Kemarre Thompson


Apernelheyel is to rub oneself with paint or ochre in preparation for ceremony. Donald’s painting depicts the kind of patterns seen on the bodies of men during ceremonial song and dance.

“A lot of Lore songs, men are painted up and singing. Men paint themselves behind a humpy, women are singing then men come out and the singing women turn around to face the men, men dance a cycle of many songs, too much song.” Donald Kemarre Thompson aka Crook hat.