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Fifth Papunya consignment, Alice Springs.
"Completed at Papunya when the art movement began in 1971, it was part of the fifth consignment sent to the small shop in Alice Springs that sold the work of the senior men who had just begun painting under the guidance of the teacher Geoff Bardon" (Isaacs, Jennifer. Spirit Country: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art. San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Franicsco, 1999: p. 32).
Gift of the Gantner Myer Aboriginal Art Collection
Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art, September 30, 2011 through February 12, 2012; Aux Sources de la Peinture Aborigène, September 10, 2012 through January 20, 2013; Musée du quai Branly.
These sacred symbols are related to a Dreaming about the Tingari journey, a ceremonial passage of ancestral beings. The circles denote sit-down places, while the paths indicate traveling lines.