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Title

Kulkarrigji

2012


Artist

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

Australia

01 Jan 1944 - 16 Feb 2010

Language group

Ngaanyatjarra, Southern Desert region


About

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles was born at Kiwirrkura and had close connections with the artists who paint for Papunya Tula Artists. Giles occasionally painted for the company himself. However, he did not paint prolifically until the establishment of Kayili Artists in Patjarr in 2004, which enabled Giles ready access to an art centre while living in his home community on Ngaanyatjarra lands.

'Kulkarrigji' 2012 is one of Giles's few print works, and depicts a large lake located on the southern side of Walungurru (Kintore), near the Sandy Blight road in country dominated by tali (sandhill). The design within the work is strongly related to the interlocking key design found on pearl shell ornaments from the coastal areas around Broome, as well as carved wooden objects including spearthrowers and shields throughout a vast area of the Western Desert.


Details


Cultural origin

Ngaanyatjarra


Date

2012


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock on paper


Edition

10/15


Dimensions

106.5. x 75.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

105.2014


Artist information

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

Works in the collection

3