Tingari dreaming at Mitukatjirri

Charlie Tararu TJUNGARRAYI: artist

Not On Display

About the work


The painting depicts the Tingari story at Mitukatja, a cave with many waterholes nearby. Creation legends often related to eater sources hidden in the desert. By learning the stories, young men became familiar with vital water supplies. The painting shows a group of Tingari Men and Women coming north from Pitjantajara country south of Alice Springs. In the centre is the cave, with sacred poles radiating from it. Other circles represent people sitting around waterholes. Two wooden bowls, women's rope and different types of food are also portrayed.
Title
Tingari dreaming at Mitukatjirri
Artist/Maker and role
Charlie Tararu TJUNGARRAYI: artist
Date
1973
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on board
Measurements
122 x 92.5cm
Credit line
Gift of The Rothmans Foundation, 1989
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
1989/0027

This is one of the paintings in our collection.



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