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Collection

Nanu Nangala

(Australia mid 1930s – 2001)

Language group
Pintupi, Western Desert region
Title
Rockholes at Marapinti
Place of origin
KiwirrkurraEast Gibson DesertWestern AustraliaAustralia
Year
1996
Media category
Painting
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
Dimensions

107.0 x 28.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997
Accession number
69.1997
Location
Not on display
Further information

This painting depicts designs associated with Marrapinti, north-west of the Kiwirrkura Community. There are many small rockholes and caves, also soakage water at this site which is the artist's birthplace. A large number of women gathered here to perform the dances associated with this mythology. They also gathered the edible tuber known as Yunala.

Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996

Exhibition history (1)

Papunya Women, Utopia Art Sydney, Waterloo, 16 Nov 1996–14 Dec 1996