2008/0063 Tingari

Tingari

Artist

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

Artwork

Title
Tingari
Date
2005
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Dimensions
120 x 178.5cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Helen & Ben Korman, through the Cultural Gifts Program, 2008
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2008/0063
Currently on display (GALLERY 1 SPECIAL EXHIBITON GALLERY in GALLERY BUILDING)

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George 'Hairbrush' Tjungurrayi is a senior artist of international standing who began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1976. The artist is well known for his evolving abstract paintings that chronicle the Tingari cycle-a series of Dreaming narratives about Tingari men who travelled at the time of Creation-of whichthis artwork is about. ·The painting presented here is similar in narrative to two other paintinqs by Tiunqurravi in the State Art Collection. However this painting differs in its form of abstraction, as the artist has used a series of connecting and concentric straight and curved lines to represent the Tingari. Whereas, one of the two other worksis composed of lines and circles, and the other is a series of stripey lines.MR 15/10/2018

Curatorial insightGeorge 'Hairbrush' Tjungurrayi is a senior artist of international standing who began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1976. The artist is well known for his evolving expression of abstraction that chronicles the Tingari cycle - a series of Dreaming narratives about Tingari men who travelled at the time of Creation. This changing abstraction may be linked to Tjungurrayi's, likewise, constant travel across his ancestral lands, inclusive of sites around Wala Wala, Kiwirrkura, Lake Mackay, Kulkuta, Ngaluwinyamana, and Kilpinya to the north-west of Kintore across the West Australian border (AGWA, 2008)

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