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Title

Women resting at Ngyila

1996

Artist

Josephine Nangala

Australia

circa 1950 -

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region

  • 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
    60.8 x 55.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    70.1997
    Copyright
    © Josephine Nangala. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    This painting depicts designs associated with the travels of a large group of women to Ngyila. There are many rockholes at this site, which is just to the north-west of the Kiwirrkura Community. The women are resting at the camp after having gathered tjilpurringa, a seed which is ground and then formed into a damper.

    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

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