Tingarri by George Ward Tjungurrayi

Details of Tingarri

Catalog Number : 837432
Size : 101.6cm x 102cm
Medium : Acrylic On Canvas
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About Tingarri
The Tingarri* people, men, women and children travelled north through Wirrintjunku, Pukaritjarra, Tarkal, Nyun and Kirritji as they move toward Tjukurla. Tingarri Song Cycle depicting the route of dreamtime people who travelled from the sea near PortHedland to the northern part of the central desert. It also refers to the route and to the dreamtime people who followed that route. Tjukurrpa - Physical feature or part of the countryside associated with a dreamtime story; Character from a dreamtime story. (From Ngaanyatjarra and Ngaatjatjarra to English Dictionary, IAD Press). George also wanted to say that the reason there are squiggly lines of paint across the canvas is because of an unwanted collaboration with a redback spider, while the paint was still wet. George created this work at home, and at some point between him seƫting it aside to when it was picked up by the art centre, a red back spider has thrown its web across the canvas. George asked his wife Nungawarra to help him fix it