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Title

Wirrilpi , from the suite Tjukurrpa Palurukutu, Kutjupawana Palyantjanya - same stories, a new way

2009

Artist

Patrick Olodoodi Tjungurrayi

Australia

circa 1935 – Dec 2017

Language group: Pintupi, Western Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Papunya Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    2009
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching on Hahnemühle rag paper
    Edition
    1/40
    Dimensions
    33.0 x 25.0 cm platemark; 55.0 x 45.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "PTRPK". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    421.2011.10
    Copyright
    © Patrick Olodoodiu Tjungurrayi. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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  • About

    In addition to showcasing the quality of Papunya Tula Artists as a whole, this suite of etchings emphasises the strength of each individual artist as they successfully translate their Tjukurrpa to the new medium of printmaking. Far from being a mere copy of their paintings in a different scale and medium each artists adapts their visual language to this new process with apparent ease, resulting in bold, confident works that are extraordinary in themselves, and when combined as a suite, are truly amazing.

    The art centre documentation for this work states:

    This etching depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Wirrilpinya, south-west of Jupiter Well in Western Australia. This is the artist's father's country. In ancestral times a group of Tingari men camped at this site before travelling east to the rockhole site of Ngarru. The lines running through the etching represent the tracks of the men as they passed between the sandhills, while also representing body paint worn by men during ceremonies. This ancestral story forms part of the Tingari song cycle. Since events associated with the Tingari cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Papunya

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