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Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

(Australia 01 Jan 1944 – 16 Feb 2010)

Language group
Ngaanyatjarra, Southern Desert region
Title
Kulkarrigji
Place of origin
Patjarr (Karilywara)Gibson DesertWestern AustraliaAustralia
Cultural origin
Ngaanyatjarra
Year
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
Accession number
105.2014
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.