1986/0238 Transgression and death

Transgression and death

Artist

Jimmy Njamme TJAMPITJIN
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1920
 in
Kimberley region, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Transgression and death
Date
1985
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
Dimensions
50.5 x 76.0 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased for the Guy Grey-Smith Memorial Collection, 1986
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1986/0238
Currently not on display

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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.

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