1989/0276 Pippar outcrop

Pippar outcrop

Artist

Tjumpo TJAPANANGKA
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1929
 in
Muruwarr, Western Australia
Death:
2007

Artwork

Title
Pippar outcrop
Date
1989
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
120 x 180cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1989
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1989/0276
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightPippar outcrop is a significant landmark located at the north of the settlement of Kiwirrkurra, just over the Western Australian border in the Western Desert. The linked concentric circle designs represent various rockholes and water soaks, which are linked by lines symbolising creeks. The subject of this painting is part of the important Tingari cycle, which is an extremely secret ceremonial narrative of the travels of the ancestral Tingari Men and Women. The painting portrays a series of waterholes, most of them good for drinking from, in the artists' ancestral traditional lands. It is also a good place for collecting bush tucker and small game. The hills and soaks in the region were created by the Tingari ancestors. (Croft, Indigenous Art: Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2001)

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