Transgression and death

Jimmy Njamme TJAMPITJIN: artist

Not On Display

About the work


Old men (concentric circles) sat singing. Two younger men swore at them, and then ran away in shame. Their mother followed them, but unknowingly went to a sacred place secret to the men. For this act she was killed. Her body (top) remains in the ground.
Title
Transgression and death
Artist/Maker and role
Jimmy Njamme TJAMPITJIN: artist
Date
1985
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
Measurements
50.5 x 76.0 cm
Credit line
Purchased for the Guy Grey-Smith Memorial Collection, 1986
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
1986/0238

This is one of the paintings in our collection.



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