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Title

Rockholes at Marapinti

1996

Artist

Nanu Nangala

Australia

mid 1930s – 2001

Language group: Pintupi, Western Desert region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Kiwirrkurra East Gibson Desert Western Australia Australia
    Date
    1996
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
    Dimensions
    107.0 x 28.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    69.1997
    Artist information
    Nanu Nangala

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • About

    This painting depicts designs associated with Marrapinti, north-west of the Kiwirrkura Community. There are many small rockholes and caves, also soakage water at this site which is the artist's birthplace. A large number of women gathered here to perform the dances associated with this mythology. They also gathered the edible tuber known as Yunala.

    Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Papunya Women, Utopia Art Sydney Pty Ltd, Alexandria, 16 Nov 1996–14 Dec 1996