Lot 346: George (Hairbrush) Tjungarrayi 2005 Untitled (Tingari Cycle) synthetic polymer paint on canvas
December 11, 2016
Ashfield, AustraliaLive Auction
George (Hairbrush) Tjungarrayi
Untitled (Tingari Cycle)
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
90 x 150 cm
Red Sand Art Gallery, Alice Springs, NT Coo-ee Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
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.