2005/0080 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 on linen
Dimensions
153 x 183cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Helen & Ben Korman, 2005
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2005/0080
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightSnake Dreaming at Ngukalupalkarra depicts designs associated with the Snake Dreaming at Ngukalupalkarra, which is on the western side of Lake Mackay. In Tjukurrpa (Dreamtime), a large group of Tingari men travelled to the site from Kiwirrkura, an area south west of the site. On arrival at the site they were swallowed up one-by-one by a large snake, which eventually exploded from overeating. The Tingari cycle (journeys of the Tingari men in Tjukurrpa) is associated with male post-initiatory ceremonies from Papunya and the surrounding areas. (AGWA 2005)

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