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An image of Untitled (Two goanna ancestors) by Patrick Olodoodi Tjungurrayi

Patrick Olodoodi Tjungurrayi

(Australia circa 1935 – )

Language group
Pintupi, Western Desert region
Untitled (Two goanna ancestors)
Place of origin
Central and Western DesertNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Media category
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas

122.0 x 122.0 cm stretcher

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2000
Accession number
© Patrick Olodoodi Tjungurrayi. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Not on display
Further information

Patrick Tjungarrayi's 'Untitled (Two Goanna Ancestors)' 1999 depicts designs associated with the travels of two Goanna ancestors of the Tjapaltjarri and Tjampitjinpa kinship subsections. These two men travelled from the rockhole and soakage water site of Kalliangku, west of Jupiter Well. They travelled to Kiwirrkura and then returned to the Jupiter Well area. This forms part of the Tingari ceremonial cycle.

Patrick is based at Kiwirrkura and spends time at Balgo where he is known as Patrick Olodoodi.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Bibliography (1)

Hetti Perkins and Hannah Fink (Editors), Papunya Tula: genesis and genius, Sydney, 2000, 151 (colour illus.), 284. no catalogue number

Exhibition history (2)

Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Aug 2000–12 Nov 2000

Papunya Tula, Ala Mazzoniana Stazione Termini, Rome