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Title

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

2009


Artist

Nancy Nungurrayi

Australia

circa 1935 - 2010

Language groups

Pintupi, Western Desert region, Luritja, Ngaatjatjarra


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 soakage water site of Marrapinti, to the west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. The lines in the etching represent tali (sandhills) surrounding the site. In ancestral times a group of women of the Nangala and Napangati kinship subsections travelled to Marrapinti to perform the dances and sing the songs associated with the area. While at the site the women made nose bones, also known in Pintupi as marrapinti, which are worn through a hole made in the nose web. These nose bones were originally used by both men and women but are now only inserted by the older generation on ceremonial occasions. The women later continued east passing through Wala Wala, Ngaminya and Wirrulnga, before travelling north to Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay).


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.l. corner verso, pencil "Marlene Nambjinmba/ on behalf of/ NancyNungarrayi/ Paul Sweeney". Not dated.


Credit

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

421.2011.31


Artist information

Nancy Nungurrayi

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Papunya