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Title

Untitled (Dingo dreaming at Nyunmanu)


Artist

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

Australia

circa 1926 - 16 Aug 1998

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

This painting depicts designs associated with the dingo dreaming at the soakage water site of Nyunmanu, south east of Kintore community.

A mother dingo left her pups to go hunting. While she was gone the pups set about digging holes to escape the heat. At some stage a large group of ceremonial men passed this way and on seeing the pups grabbed them and carried them away far to the north. On her return the mother dingo cried and cried.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 1999


Details


Place where the work was made

Walungurru (Kintore) Northern Territory Australia


Date

1997


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas


Dimensions

120.9 x 152.0 x 2.9 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1999


Location

Not on display


Accession number

1.1999


Artist information

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

Artist profile

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
Walungurru (Kintore)

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hetti Perkins, Education Kit - Papunya Tula: genesis and genius, 'Styles - iconographic and mimimal', pg. 10-11, Sydney, 2000, 11 (colour illus.).

John Kean, Tradition today: Indigenous art in Australia, 'Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri', pg. 148, Sydney, 2004, 148 (colour illus.).

Hetti Perkins and Hannah Fink (Editors), Papunya Tula: genesis and genius, Sydney, 2000, 149 (colour illus.), 283. no catalogue number