Untitled

Pantjiya Nungurrayi

Untitled by Pantjiya Nungurrayi

Details

Artist
Pantjiya Nungurrayi
Title
Untitled
Year
2004
Medium
Painting
Size
synthetic polymer on linen
Stock Number
260051

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Provenance

Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

Further Information

This painting depicts the rockhole site of Kungkiyunti (Browns Bore), west of Haasts Bluff. A group of women camped at this site to perform the ceremonies associated with the area. The women later travelled west to Ngutjulnga, just to the east of the Kintore Community, where they all perished from the cold as they were unable to get their firesticks to light. A small group of rounded rocks at this site is said to represent the women as they hunched their backs against the cold. The lines in this painting depict the sandhills the women passed on their journey. During their travels they gathered the edible fruit pura (bush tomato) from the plant Solanum chippendalei, and mangata (quandong) from the small tree Santalum acuminatum. These fruits are represented in the painting by the small solid roundels.