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Title

Two women dreaming at Witjilki


Artist

Tjunkiya Napaltjarri

Australia

circa 1930 - 18 Apr 2009

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

This painting depicts the Two Women Dreaming at the rockhole site of Witjilki, close by the secret men's cave of Mitukatjirri, to the south-east of the Kintore Community. In mythological times the Two Women made camp at this site before continuing their journey towards Kintore and then further west.

Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996


Details


Place where the work was made

Walungurru (Kintore) Northern Territory Australia


Date

1996


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas


Dimensions

55.0 x 61.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

72.1997


Artist information

Tjunkiya Napaltjarri

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Walungurru (Kintore)

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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