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Title

Men's corroboree

1971

Artist

Don Ellis Tjapanangka

circa 1925 – 1976

Language group: Ngaliya, Central Desert region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Papunya Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1971
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on composition board
    Dimensions
    46.4 x 39.4 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
    96.2022
    Copyright
    © Don Ellis Tjapanangka
    Artist information
    Don Ellis Tjapanangka

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  • About

    Don Ellis Tjapanangka was among the more senior artists who contributed to the Honey Ant mural on the wall of the Papunya School and subsequently developed a painting practice at Papunya. Tjapanangka was not a prolific artist, and this is among his most resolved works. With simple elements repeated across the composition, and the restrained palette of ochre, black and white, the work is a classic example of early Papunya Tula painting.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Papunya