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Title

Kangaroo dreaming

1971-1972

Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Papunya Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1971-1972
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on artist board
    Dimensions
    29.0 x 20.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Elizabeth Ritson and Michael Kerin Morgan AO 2022. Donated through the Australian Government’s cultural gifts program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    93.2022
    Copyright
    © Estate of Kaapa Tjampitjinpa. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
    Artist information
    Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Kaapa Tjampitjinpa is among the most instrumental artists of the early Papunya Tula art movement. He was the principal painter of the Papunya School murals and was the first chairman of Papunya Tula Artists when it was established in 1972. Prior to this he made and sold artworks independently in Papunya, NT.

    By the mid-1970s Tjampitjinpa had mastered a layering technique with a defined background and middle ground overlaid with more graphic elements within the foreground. His earlier works are dominated by symmetry, with simple graphic elements arranged tightly within the composition, as is evident in this commanding work.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Papunya

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