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Title

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

2009


Artist

Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula


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 Wirrulnga, just to the south-west of the Kiwirrkura community in Western Australia. The roundels in this work represent the rockholes at this site. In ancestral times a group of Tingari men travelled to Wirrulnga from the west and continued their travels east to Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay).
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 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

421.2011.15


Artist information

Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Papunya