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Title

Kulkarrigji

2012

Artist

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

Australia

01 Jan 1944 – 16 Feb 2010

Language group: Ngaanyatjarra, Southern Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Patjarr (Karilywara) Gibson Desert Western Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Ngaanyatjarra
    Date
    2012
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodblock on paper
    Edition
    10/15
    Dimensions
    106.5. x 75.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    105.2014
    Copyright
    © Estate of Jackie Kurltjunyhintja Giles Tjapaltjarri. Courtesy of Kayili artists. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles was born at Kiwirrkura and had close connections with the artists who paint for Papunya Tula Artists. Giles occasionally painted for the company himself. However, he did not paint prolifically until the establishment of Kayili Artists in Patjarr in 2004, which enabled Giles ready access to an art centre while living in his home community on Ngaanyatjarra lands.

    'Kulkarrigji' 2012 is one of Giles's few print works, and depicts a large lake located on the southern side of Walungurru (Kintore), near the Sandy Blight road in country dominated by tali (sandhill). The design within the work is strongly related to the interlocking key design found on pearl shell ornaments from the coastal areas around Broome, as well as carved wooden objects including spearthrowers and shields throughout a vast area of the Western Desert.

Other works by Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri