Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Contemporary art

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art

View More:


Title

Tingari sites around Kiwirrkura

2015


Artist

Bobby West Tjupurrula

Australia

1958 -

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

The art centre documentation for this work states: This painting depicts a series of important ceremonial sites in the area around Kiwirrkura and along the southern side of Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay). These sites include Ngamurru, Tingaritjarra, Tjutalpi, Wilkinkarra, Tarkul and Malparringya. All these sites have a water source either in the form of a rockhole or soakage. This painting is essentially a Tingari map of the mentioned sites and dominant land features in the area. All these sites were visited by the Tingari people who moved through the area after travelling from the west. Generally the Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The Tingari men were usually followed by Tingari women and accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teachings of the post initiatory youth today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.


Details


Date

2015


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

183.0 x 153.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Wendy Barron Bequest Fund 2016


Location

Not on display


Accession number

54.2016


Artist information

Bobby West Tjupurrula

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Sentient lands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jun 2016–08 Oct 2017