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Title

Two Men and sleeping Youth at Kirritji


Artist

Tatali Nangala

Australia

circa 1925 - 1999

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

The design elements in this painting depict events at the rockhole site of Kirritji, south-west of the Kintore Community, in the vicinity of Lake MacDonald. The artist has shown two men of the Tjangala kinship subsection who are hunting for kangaroos in the area. The spears used by the men are shown in the centre of the work, while at the bottom of the work their young son, Tjampitjinpa, is shown sleeping.

Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996


Details


Date

1996


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas


Dimensions

122.0 x 91.0 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

80.1997


Artist information

Tatali Nangala

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Central and Western Desert

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Craig Brush, Look, 'In the beginning ...', pg. 22, Melbourne, Aug 2000, 22 (colour illus.).

Doreen Mellor, Art and Australia (Vol. 39, No. 1), 'Indigenous art', pg. 165-166, Sydney, Sep 2001-Nov 2001, 165 (illus.).

Hetti Perkins and Hannah Fink (Editors), Papunya Tula: genesis and genius, Sydney, 2000, 146 (colour illus.), 286. no catalogue number