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Title

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

2009


Artist

Walangkura Napanangka

Australia

circa 1946 -

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 and cave site of Tjintjintjin, just to the west of the Kintore community. The shapes in this etching depict the geographical features in the area through which an old woman, Kutungka napanangka, passed during her travels from Malparingya in the north-west. At this site Kutungka knew of an ancestral kuniya (snake) that lived underground. She proceeded to dig a hole in search of the kuniya, eventually locating and killing it. She then cooked and ate it before continuing her travels east to Muruntji, south-west of Mt Liebig. At Muruntji she was accosted by one boy in a group so she chased them and caught all but the culprit who managed to escape. She killed the others and cooked them in a fire. She then travelled to Kaltarra where she entered the earth.


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 with artist's mark, pencil "X". Not dated.


Credit

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

421.2011.14


Artist information

Walangkura Napanangka

Works in the collection

7


Place

Where the work was made
Papunya