Untitledby Patrick Tjungurrayi
This artwork depicts particular shapes which refer to the artist's country around Yalangerri, two kilometres west of Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) in Western Australia.
Depicted are bold iconography which sand hills, ceremonial sites between Balgo, Kiwirrkurra and Kintore country. The artist's illustration is symbolically of significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people and their culture; sites created by the Tingari ancestors as they travelled during the Dreamtime period.
Kintore and Kirwirrkurra Aboriginal Art from the Western DesertBalgo Hills Aboriginal Art: Aboriginal Paintings from the Western DesertPapunya Tula Aboriginal Art Movement
Patrick Tjungurrayi was born at Yalangerri near Jupiter Well, Patrick Olodoodi walked from his traditional country into the old Balgo Mission and worked on the housing at the new Balgo site. He was involved in building the stone houses and the church in which on, he married Miriam Olodoodi.
Patrick Tjungurrayi is a senior law man and is responsible for upholding the traditional ceremonies for the country around Balgo, Kiriwrrkurra and Kintore in the western desert. Patrick commenced painting painting in the early 1980's and is diligent and proficient painter
Artist has Passed Away
Out of respect for Aboriginal culture Central Art has removed the artist's photograph.
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