2018/0002 Ngura Alinytjara

Ngura Alinytjara

Artist

Spinifex Mens Collaborative
Simon HOGAN
Indigenous
Birth:
1930
 in
Paltju (Weld Springs), Western Australia
Fred GRANT
Indigenous
Birth:
1941
 in
Ukadatjara, Great Victoria Desert, Western Australia
Patju PRESLEY
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1940
 in
Etari, Western Australia
Lawrence PENNINGTON
Indigenous
Birth:
late 1930s
 in
Wyarra, Western Australia
Ned GRANT
Indigenous
Birth:
1942
 in
Mulula, Great Victoria Desert, Western Australia
Roy UNDERWOOD
Indigenous
Birth:
1937
 in
Tjutatja, Western Australia
Ian RICTOR
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1962
 in
Tuwan, Western Australia
Byron BROOKES
Indigenous
Noley RICTOR
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
c 1970
 in
Tjuntjuntjara, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Ngura Alinytjara
Date
2017
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Dimensions
197.8 x 289.2 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2018
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2018/0002
Currently on display (GALLERY 9 in GALLERY BUILDING)

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Curatorial insight:The Spinifex Men’s Collaborative is a group of senior artists, who invite younger Pitjantjatjara men to join them in making collaborative paintings about Country. Most of the artists reside or move between Ilkurlka and Tjuntjuntjara, Western Australia. They, like the other Western Desert and APY painters, compose paintings that depict Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) stories and sites that continue to be important.Ngura alinytjara represents a complex of sites (in a northerly direction) that includes the spiritual home of the Spinifex people; ‘ngura’ means home and ‘alinytjara’ means north. The painting shows a continuum in the sort of subjects, composition and aesthetic that Spinifex artists have developed since they began painting in the 1990s (AGWA 2018).

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