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Title

Pilati Wanampi Tjukurpa

2016

Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Fregon South Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytajtjara, Southern Desert region
    Date
    2016
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    200.0 x 200.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Wendy Baron Bequest 2016
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    428.2016
    Copyright
    © Witjiti George
    Artist information
    Witjiti George

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    The art centre dcoumentation for this works states:
    Piltati is the well-known Tjukurpa story of the two water serpents who live in the Piltati rockhole. This is Witjiti’s mother’s country near Kanypi on the Anangu Pitjantjara Yankunytjatjara lands in the far north of South Australia.
    ‘The two watis, two brothers, two water snakes are at the Piltati rockhole waiting for two sisters. The two women had gone to find mai (food). They were gone a long time and the men were hungry. They all live in this rockhole’ Witjiti George.
    The rabbit burrows are depicted as lines with semi circles either side. Underground water flows through these channels and the connected circles are places where the sisters travelled looking for bush tucker.