Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri
01 Jan 1944 - 16 Feb 2010
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.
colour woodblock on paper
106.5. x 75.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2014
Not on display
© Estate of Jackie Kurltjunyhintja Giles Tjapaltjarri. Courtesy of Kayili artists. Licensed by Copyright Agency