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Title

Rockholes at Marapinti


Artist

Nanu Nangala

Australia

mid 1930s - 2001

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

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


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

69.1997


Artist information

Nanu Nangala

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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