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Title

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

2009

Artist

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

Australia

circa 1942 -

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Walungurru (Kintore) 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 "RONNIE". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2011
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    421.2011.26
    Copyright
    © Ronnie Tjampitjinpa. 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 relates to the rockhole site of Tjintjintjin, west of Kaakuratintja (Lake MacDonald). There is a rockhole site situated near a very deep cave. In ancestral times a large group of Tingari men followed the tracks of an old woman who had travelled to Tjintjintjin from the south-east to this site. The woman went into the rockhole where she dug into the ground. Once inside the rockhole she travelled underground towards the east, resurfacing at a site called Muruntji, or Browns Bore west of Haasts Bluff.
    Since events associated with the Tingari cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Walungurru (Kintore)

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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