1989/0259 Japingka jila

Japingka jila

Artist

Jimmy PIKE
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1940
 in
Japingka, south of Fitzroy Crossing, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia
Death:
03 Nov 2002
 in
Derby, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Japingka jila
Date
1989
Medium/Material
multi-colour screen-print
Dimensions
67.5 x 98.4cm (sheet)56.2 x 76.3cm (image - irregular) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1989
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1989/0259
Currently not on display

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Artist statementJapingka is a big waterhole. The people tell the Spirit Snake to look after this place and bring rain. People all stand up all round, that’s a big law. After that, the linjirr comes up. That’s small clouds, in a long line. When you see that long line of clouds, that means rain is coming up. (O'Ferrall, Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs, 1995)

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