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Title

Tingari Story

1986

Artist

Willy Tjungurrayi

Australia

circa 1936 – 2018

Language group: Pintupi, Western Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Walungurru (Kintore) Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1986
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
    Dimensions
    242.5 x 362.5 cm x 4 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    548.1993
    Copyright
    © Willy Tjungurrayi. Licensed Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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    Artist information
    Willy Tjungurrayi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This work depicts the travels of the Tingari, a group of ancestor beings, who travelled over vast stretches of the country performing rituals and creating and shaping sites. The Tingari Men were usually accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teachings of post-initiate youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs. The Tingari ceremonies are of a secret nature and no further information was given by the artist. Willy Tjungurrayi has included a vast array of sites in this work, probably around his country in the region of Lake McDonald. In Mythological times, a large group of Tingari Men made camp at Lake McDonald during their journeying from the Peterman Range towards Kintore.

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 1993

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Walungurru (Kintore)

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 12 publications

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