Walala TjapaltjarriTingari Circle

SKU: SP-1322


In the Tingari heartland of the Gibson Desert, three major journey-lines can be discerned .One begins west of Jupiter Well and eventually runs due east, concluding south-east of Lake Mackay; another heads south-west from near Kintore for some 200 km, and then doubles back to end at Lake Macdonald; the third runs from south to north through Docker River and Kintore. At the many sites that make up these song lines, groups of Tingari people held ceremonies, experienced adversity and had adventures, in the course of which they either created or became the physical features of the sites involved. In mythological terms, Tingari exploits often add to or modify features at pre-existing sites, or revive and extend more ancient local Dreamings. The oral narratives that describe these adventures stretch to thousands of verses, and provide countless topographical details that would assist nomadic bands to navigate and survive in the arid landscape.

1 in stock

Title: Tingari Circle

Size: 920 x 630

Medium: Acrylic on Linen

Painted: 2006