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Title

Four Dreamings

2019

Artist

Alternate image of Four Dreamings by Carbiene Tjangala McDonald
Alternate image of Four Dreamings by Carbiene Tjangala McDonald
Alternate image of Four Dreamings by Carbiene Tjangala McDonald
Alternate image of Four Dreamings by Carbiene Tjangala McDonald
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Papunya Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    2019
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on linen
    Dimensions
    152.0 x 183.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors 2019
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    165.2019
    Copyright
    © Carbiene Tjangala McDonald/Copyright Agency

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    Carbiene Tjangala McDonald

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  • About

    Carbiene Tjangala McDonald began painting through Papunya Tjupi art centre in Papunya, NT in 2018, when the centre extended its operations to include male artists. McDonald has quickly developed his own unique style, painting his country to the south-west of Papunya, in textural plains of muted colour.

    In Four dreamings 2019 McDonald reminds us of the interconnected nature of Tjukurrpa and their innate connection to the country that is his inheritance. Within the work McDonald alludes to a series of waterholes running between Docker River and Kata Tjuta. Buried within the densely layered geometry of the composition, these waterholes reference McDonald’s deep knowledge of country handed down to him from his father. Painted in fields of mosaics, the work provides a compelling image of a vast area of country.

    McDonald’s practice is informed by the rich history of painting in Papunya, which unfolded before his very eyes and his recent enthusiasm for painting is reminiscent of that held by the artists who painted in the 1970s. Like them, McDonald is remembering his country, while living some distance from it.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Papunya