Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen
122 x 122 cm
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ID: 11382 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
Tjala Aboriginal Art, Sydney, NSW
Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW ExhibitedCollector’s Edition, August 2013, Cooee Art Gallery StoryThis painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Marrapinti, to the west of the Kiwirrkura Community. A large group of senior women camped at this site and gathered kampurarrpa (bush raisins), which are ground to make a type of traditional damper. This site is also associated with nose piercing rituals for Pintupi women. The grid design literally represents a symbolic map of the Western Desert region and each section depicts ancestral activities that were part of the formation of the present day environment.