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Ronnie Tjampitjinpa 21

Tingari Cycle - 2015

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
150 x 90 cm

ID: 13719



Provenance

collection of working photographs

Exhibited

Earth. Fire. Water - Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, May 2015, Coo-ee Art Gallery

Story

The Tingari Cycle is a secret song cycle sacred to initiated men. The Tingari are Dreamtime Beings who travelled across the landscape performing ceremonies to create and shape the country associated with Dreaming sites.

The Tingari ancestors gathered at these sites for Maliera (initiation) ceremonies. The sites take the form of, and are located at, significant rockholes, sand hills, sacred mountains and water soakages in the western desert.

Tingari may be poetically interpreted as song-line paintings relating to the songs (of the people) and creation stories (of places) in Pintupi mythology.


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