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Title

Marapinti Tjukurrpa

(2004)


Artist

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

Australia

01 Jan 1944 - 16 Feb 2010

Language group

Ngaanyatjarra, Southern Desert region


About

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


Details


Date

(2004)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

101.6 x 152.4 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2006


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7.2006


Artist information

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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.