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An image of Marapinti Tjukurrpa by Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

(Australia 01 Jan 1944 – 16 Feb 2010)

Language group
Ngaanyatjarra, Southern Desert region
Marapinti Tjukurrpa
Place of origin
Patjarr (Karilywara)Gibson DesertWestern AustraliaAustralia
Media category
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on canvas

101.6 x 152.4 cm stretcher

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2006
Accession number
© Estate of Jackie Kurltjunyhintja Giles Tjapaltjarri. Courtesy of Kayili artists. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Not on display
Further information

The Kayili Artists documentation for the work states:

Marrapinti rockhole lies to the south of Kiwirrkura in flat country where there are no tali (sandhills). 'Marapinti Tjukurrpa' is a story about many Tingari kungas (young women) of all skin groups who travelled and camped together between rockholes. They travelled without any men. They went to Milmilpa and Yaka Yaka east of Malpurri where they finished up and went underground. This country belongs to Giles' mother and father.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

Bibliography (1)

Hetti Perkins, Art + soul: a journey into the world of Aboriginal art, ‘Dreams + nightmares’, pg. 86-153, Carlton, 2010, 112 (colour illus.). Giles Tjapaltjarri pictured in front of work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, August, 2009.

Exhibition history (1)

Senior artists from the communities of Blackstone and Patjarr, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Waterloo, 29 Oct 2005–19 Nov 2005