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Title

Wirrilpi, from the suite Tjukurrpa Palurukutu, Kutjupawana Palyantjanya - same stories, a new way

2009


Artist

Patrick Olodoodi Tjungurrayi

Australia

circa 1935 -

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

In addition to showcasing the quality of Papunya Tula Artists as a whole, this suite of etchings emphasises the strength of each individual artist as they successfully translate their Tjukurrpa to the new medium of printmaking. Far from being a mere copy of their paintings in a different scale and medium each artists adapts their visual language to this new process with apparent ease, resulting in bold, confident works that are extraordinary in themselves, and when combined as a suite, are truly amazing.

The art centre documentation for this work states:

This etching depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Wirrilpinya, south-west of Jupiter Well in Western Australia. This is the artist's father's country. In ancestral times a group of Tingari men camped at this site before travelling east to the rockhole site of Ngarru. The lines running through the etching represent the tracks of the men as they passed between the sandhills, while also representing body paint worn by men during ceremonies. This ancestral story forms part of the Tingari song cycle. Since events associated with the Tingari cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given.


Details


Place where the work was made

Papunya Northern Territory Australia


Date

2009


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching on Hahnemühle rag paper


Edition

1/40


Dimensions

33.0 x 25.0 cm platemark; 55.0 x 45.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "PTRPK". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

421.2011.10


Artist information

Patrick Olodoodi Tjungurrayi

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Papunya