- Place where the work was made
- Media category
- Materials used
- etching on Hahnemühle rag paper
- 33.0 x 25.0 cm platemark; 55.0 x 45.0 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed l.r. beneath platemark, in pencil "RAY JAMES". Not dated.
- Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Ray James Tjangala. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
- Artist information
Ray James Tjangala
Works in the collection
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 relates to the soakage water site of Yunala, west of Kiwirrkura community in Western Australia. In ancestral times a large group of Tingari Men camped at this site before continuing their travels further east to Pinari, north-west of Kintore community. While at Yunala they gathered the edible roots of the bush banana or silky pear vine Marsdenia australis, also known as yunala, which is plentiful in the region. The designs in the etching represent body paint worn during ceremonies relating to Yunala. Since events associated with the Tingari cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given.
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Papunya Tula works on paper, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 2012–24 Mar 2013