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Lot 250: George Tjungarrayi Ward 2004 Tingari synthetic polymer paint on canvas
December 11, 2016
Sydney, AustraliaLive Auction
George Tjungarrayi Ward
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
120 x 180 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.