2004/0097 Snake Dreaming at Ngukalupalkarra

Snake Dreaming at Ngukalupalkarra

Artist

George (Hairbrush) TJUNGURRAYI
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
c 1943
 in
Kiwirrkura, Kimberley region, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Snake Dreaming at Ngukalupalkarra
Date
2002
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
130 x 219 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Helen & Ben Korman, 2004
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2004/0097
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightSnake Dreaming at Ngukalupalkarra is a black and white painting depicting a traditional Western Desert design of concentric circles and lines associated with the Tingari cycle. The painting has been composed in such a way that the pattern constantly moves, causing it to shimmer. The movement in this painting is consistent with Tjungurrayi’s usual and distinctive style based on optical compositions, including stripes and circles. The design (and associated story) comes from the Snake Dreaming at Ngukalupalkarra, on the western side of Lake Mackay in the Northern Territory and the journeys of the Tingari men from the Tingari cycle. (AGWA 2004)

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