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Title

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

2009

Artist

Florrie Napangati

Australia

circa 1950 –

Language group: Pintupi , Western desert

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Papunya Northern Territory Australia
    Cultural origin
    Pintupi, Western Desert region
    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, in pencil "FLORRIE WATSOM [sic]". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    421.2011.18
    Copyright
    © Florrie Napangati/Copyright Agency
    Artist information
    Florrie Napangati

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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 claypan and soakage water site of Tjanyinki, slightly north of the Nyirrpi Community. The rows of parallel lines represent the tali (sandhills) surrounding the site. A group of ancestral women camped at Tjanyinki performing the dances and singing the songs associated with the area. Upon completion of the ceremonies the women continued their travels towards the east. As the women travelled they gathered a variety of bush foods including kampurarrpa berries (desert raisin) from the small shrub Solanum chippendalei. Kampurarrpa berries can be eaten directly from the plant but are sometimes ground into a paste and cooked on the coals as a type of damper.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Papunya