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Title

Women resting at Ngyila

1996


Artist

Josephine Nangala

Australia

circa 1950 -

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


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


Details


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


Accession number

70.1997


Artist information

Josephine Nangala

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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