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An image of Palipalintjanya by Jeremiah Tjakamarra

Jeremiah Tjakamarra

(Australia  – )

Palipalintjanya, from the suite Tjukurrpa Palurukutu, Kutjupawana Palyantjanya - same stories, a new way
Place of origin
PapunyaNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Media category
Materials used
etching on Hahnemühle rag paper

33.0 x 25.0 cm platemark; 55.0 x 45.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r. beneath platemark, in pencil "J.WEST". Not dated.
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011
Accession number
© Jeremiah Tjakamarra. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Not on display
Further information

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 swamp and rockhole site of Palipalintjanya, just west of Jupiter Well in Western Australia. This site is the artist's grandfather's country. The roundels in this etching represent the rockholes at the site, while the lines represent the tali (sandhills) in the area surrounding Palipalintjanya. In ancestral times a large group of Tingari Men camped at this site before travelling south, then turning east passing through Wala Wala, Kiwirrkura and later north-east to Tarkul and Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay).
Since events associated with the Tingari cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given.