Japingka’s exhibition, Yam Dreaming, illustrates the great Dreamtime saga about food, survival, celebration and harmony. The importance of the Yam Dreaming narratives of the Central and Western Deserts reflects the crucial role this food source played in the lives of traditional people. The Yam is presented in ceremonies through song cycles and dance performances. Alyawarr and Warlpiri women pay homage to its lifegiving role, and entreat good harvests on their Country in upcoming seasons. The yam is seen as a symbol of the well-being of their Country, sustaining the people in close synergy with the land.