2018/0001 Lingka

Lingka

Artist

Simon HOGAN
Indigenous
Birth:
1930
 in
Paltju (Weld Springs), Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Lingka
Date
2017
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Dimensions
137.0 x 198.0cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2018
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2018/0001
Currently not on display

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Simon Hogan is a senior Spinifex Artist and has impeccable knowledge of his country. He has depicted several significant sites, all associated with water as this is the life source in an arid environment and is usually culturally guarded by a Wanampi (Magical Water Serpent). Simon has cultural and paternal authority to paint and speak for the sites depicted. In this paintingSimon has grouped the key sites together with Lingkanya being the main and largest of the water sources and it is here where the Walawaru Tjukurpa (Wedge Tail Eagle Creation Line) is held and tells how the Wati Walawaru (Eagle Man) took a wife back to Lingka only to have her escape into the surrounding country. He was left searching for her from above trace her footprints to no avail. The other two sites depicted are Paltju and Tjinning. The trees growing up from the water sources also hold special Tjukurpa (creation stories). (Artwork certificate 2017).

Curatorial insightSimon Hogan is a senior Spinifex Artist and has impeccable knowledge of his country. He has depicted several significant sites, all associated with water as this is the life source in an arid environment and is usually culturally guarded by a Wanampi (Magical Water Serpent). Simon has cultural and paternal authority to paint and speak for the sites depicted. In this painting Simon has grouped the key sites together with Lingkanya being the main and largest of the water sources and it is here where the Walawaru Tjukurpa (Wedge Tail Eagle Creation Line) is held and tells how the Wati Walawaru (Eagle Man) took a wife back to Lingka only to have her escape into the surrounding country. He was left searching for her from above, tracing her footprints to no avail. The other two sites depicted are Paltju and Tjinning. The trees growing up from the water sources also hold special Tjukurpa (creation stories). (Spinifex Arts Project, 2018)

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