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Title

Untitled (Dingo dreaming at Nyunmanu)

1997

Artist

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

Australia

circa 1926 – 16 Aug 1998

Language group: Pintupi, Western Desert region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Walungurru (Kintore) Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1997
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
    Dimensions
    120.9 x 152.0 x 2.9 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1999
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    1.1999
    Copyright
    © Estate of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
    Artist information
    Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

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    This painting depicts designs associated with the dingo dreaming at the soakage water site of Nyunmanu, south east of Kintore community.

    A mother dingo left her pups to go hunting. While she was gone the pups set about digging holes to escape the heat. At some stage a large group of ceremonial men passed this way and on seeing the pups grabbed them and carried them away far to the north. On her return the mother dingo cried and cried.

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 1999

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Walungurru (Kintore)

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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