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Title

Tingari

2012

Artist

Fred Ward Tjungurrayi

Australia

circa 1948 –

Language group: Pintupi, Western Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Warburton Ranges Central and Western Desert Northern Territory Australia
    Cultural origin
    Warburton/Southern Desert region
    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
    109.2014
    Copyright
    © Fred Ward Tjungurrayi/Copyright Agency

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  • About

    Fred Ward Tjungurrayi was born at Purkitjarra (east of Kiwirrkura) and came in to Warburton in the 1960s. In August 1987 he returned to Kiwirrkura and began painting for Papunya Tula Artists, achieving great prominence in a relatively short period of time. His first exhibition was held late in 1987 and in 1989 he won the Northern Territory Art Award. For a period of roughly ten years Tjungurrayi did not paint, as he moved away from the reach of Papunya Tula Artists and did not have ready access to materials and infrastructure, until the establishment of Kayili Artists at Patjarr in 2004.

    Tjungurrayi is one of the leading artists working at Patjarr recognised for his bold depictions of the Tingari, as seen in 'Tingari' 2012. Tjungurrayi has said of this work:
    'The Tingari people, men, women and children travelled north through Wirrintjunku, Pukaritjarra, Tarkal, Nyun and Kirritj as they moved forward to Tjukurla, Tingari song cycles depict the route of people who travelled from the sea near Port Hedland to the northern part of the central desert. It also refers to the route and the people who followed that route'.

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