Untitled (Dingo dreaming at Nyunmanu)
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
synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
120.9 x 152.0 x 2.9 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
© Estate of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Aug 2000–12 Nov 2000
Referenced in 3 publications
Hetti Perkins, Education Kit - Papunya Tula: genesis and genius, 'Styles - iconographic and mimimal', pg. 10-11, Sydney, 2000, 11 (colour illus.).
John Kean, Tradition today: Indigenous art in Australia, 'Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri', pg. 148, Sydney, 2004, 148 (colour illus.).
Hetti Perkins and Hannah Fink (Editors), Papunya Tula: genesis and genius, Sydney, 2000, 149 (colour illus.), 283. no catalogue number