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Title

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

2009


Artist

Ningura Napurrula

Australia

circa 1938 - 11 Nov 2013

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 Wirrulnga, a rockhole site in a small rocky outcrop east of the Kiwirrkura community in Western Australia. In ancestral times a group of women of the Napaltjarri and Napurrula kinship subsections camped at this site, after travelling from the rockhole site of Ngaminya further west. The women are represented in the etching by the two arc shapes beside the roundel.


Details


Place where the work was made

Papunya Northern Territory Australia


Date

2009


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour aquatint 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

421.2011.7


Artist information

Ningura Napurrula

Artist profile

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Papunya