- Place where the work was made
East Gibson Desert
- Media category
- Materials used
- synthetic polymer paint on canvas
- 101.6 x 152.6 cm stretcher
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2005
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Jackie Kurltjunyhintja Giles Tjapaltjarri. Courtesy of Kayili artists. Licensed by Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri
Works in the collection
The Kayili Artists documentation for the work states:
"Kaliangku is a large freshwater claypan north-west of Patjarr. This painting depicts the coming of big rains from the north-west around Beagle Bay, south of Broome, filling up the claypans and the rivers of the Gibson Desert, 'like the sea'. Another claypan near Tjukurrla called Wananpa also fills. One rockhole called Nginga, a special site associated with rain and rainmaking is also shown."
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005
Shown in 1 exhibition
Senior artists from the communities of Blackstone and Patjarr, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Waterloo, 29 Oct 2005–19 Nov 2005
Referenced in 2 publications
Hetti Perkins, Art + soul: a journey into the world of Aboriginal art, 'Dreams + nightmares', pg. 88-153, Carlton, 2010, 112 (colour illus.), 113 (colour illus.), 280. Giles Tjapaltjarri pictured in front of work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, August, 2009.
Jill Sykes, Look, 'art + soul: bringing remote cultural riches to a gallery or screen near you', pg. 28-31, Sydney, Sep 2010, 29 (colour illus.), 271-272.