Untitled (Site of Nyuapurnga) bears artist's name, dimensions, and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number WT860439 on the reverse as well as artist's name, title, exhibition details on a label on the reverse of the stretcher synthetic polymer paint on linen 121 x 121cm
PROVENANCE: Painted in 1986 Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs David Ellis Fine Art, Melbourne Property of a Melbourne Collector
EXHIBITED: Hugh Williamson Prize, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, 1986
This painting is sold with an accompanying Papunya Tula Artists documentation that reads in part: 'This painting depicts designs associated with the secret-scared Tingari ceremonies at the site of Nyuapurnga to the west of the Kintore community. In mythological times a large group of Tingari men made camp at this place during their travels to Kaakaratintja (Lake MacDonald).
These Tingari Men travelled over vast areas of the desert regions instructing the post-initiatory youths in the higher education undergone by Aboriginal men of the region...'.
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