Pilanguru by Men's Collaborative

Details of Pilanguru

Pilanguru by Men's Collaborative
Catalog Number : 833936
Size : 290cm x 200cm
Medium : Acrylic On Canvas
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About Pilanguru
Seven senior Spinifex Men, Roy Underwood, Simon Hogan, Fred Grant, Lawrence Pennington, Ned Grant, Ian Rictor and Lennard Walker have collaborated to cerate this majestic painting depicting traditional Spinifex Country. Each artist has transferred a portion of Country that he has authority over or custodial connections to thorugh birthright or paternal links into a two dimensional tangible aesthetic. The process is culturally acknowledged and no site has more value over another with each man knowing the others intimately and respecting the responsibility assocaited with their authority. Creation Lines can and do travel through consecutive sites often connecting each man through totemic ancestors. Ian Rictor has painted the rockhole of Tuwan a major site in Tjilpu Tjuta (Many Birds) Creation Line and follows the Nyii-Nyii (Zebra Finch) as they travel south to the Nullabor coast. Roy Underwoodhas depicted the enormous sandhills of Miramiratjara. A site special to all Spinifex People and where the Wati Kutjara (Two Men) Creation Line springs from. Fred Grant has depicted Pirilyinya, a site of the Minyma Tjuta Tjukurpa (Seven Sisters Creation Line). Simon Hogan has depicted the site of Lingka, a place he calls home for the Walawuru Tjukurpa (Wedge Tail Eagle Creation Line). Lennard Walker has painted the major water source of Pur-Purnya in the north of Spinifex Country nad a site of the Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa (Two Men Creation Line). Lawrence Pennington has depicted his country of Pukara a little further north and the begining site of the Wati Kuytjara Tjukurpa.

As the country and Tjukurpa unfolds during the creation of a major work like this, the men 'sing the place' into reality. Traditional inma (singing and dancing) is triggered as the depictions of places that the med may not have physically been for many years, begin to manifest onto the canvas.