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Two Men and sleeping Youth at Kirritji



Tatali Nangala


circa 1925 – 1999

Language group: Pintupi, Western Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Central and Western Desert Northern Territory Australia
    Media category
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
    122.0 x 91.0 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 1997
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Tatali Nangala. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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    Artist information
    Tatali Nangala

    Works in the collection


  • About

    The design elements in this painting depict events at the rockhole site of Kirritji, south-west of the Kintore Community, in the vicinity of Lake MacDonald. The artist has shown two men of the Tjangala kinship subsection who are hunting for kangaroos in the area. The spears used by the men are shown in the centre of the work, while at the bottom of the work their young son, Tjampitjinpa, is shown sleeping.

    Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Central and Western Desert

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

    • Craig Brush, Look, 'In the beginning ...', pg. 22, Melbourne, Aug 2000, 22 (colour illus.).

    • Doreen Mellor, Art and Australia (Vol. 39, No. 1), 'Indigenous art', pg. 165-166, Sydney, Sep 2001-Nov 2001, 165 (illus.).

    • Hetti Perkins and Hannah Fink (Editors), Papunya Tula: genesis and genius, Sydney, 2000, 146 (colour illus.), 286. no catalogue number

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