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Title

Kaliangku


Artist

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

Australia

01 Jan 1944 - 16 Feb 2010

Language group

Ngaanyatjarra, Southern Desert region


About

The Kayili Artists documentation for the work states:

"Kaliangku is a large freshwater claypan north-west of Patjarr. This painting depicts the coming of big rains from the north-west around Beagle Bay, south of Broome, filling up the claypans and the rivers of the Gibson Desert, 'like the sea'. Another claypan near Tjukurrla called Wananpa also fills. One rockhole called Nginga, a special site associated with rain and rainmaking is also shown."

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005


Details


Place where the work was made

East Gibson Desert Western Australia Australia


Date

(2005)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

101.6 x 152.6 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

338.2005


Artist information

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Hetti Perkins, Art + soul: a journey into the world of Aboriginal art, 'Dreams + nightmares', pg. 88-153, Carlton, 2010, 112 (colour illus.), 113 (colour illus.), 280. Giles Tjapaltjarri pictured in front of work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, August, 2009.

Jill Sykes, Look, 'art + soul: bringing remote cultural riches to a gallery or screen near you', pg. 28-31, Sydney, Sep 2010, 29 (colour illus.), 271-272.