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Lot 280: George Tjungarrayi Ward 2004 Tingari synthetic polymer paint on linen

Fine Aboriginal & Ethnographic Art

by Theodore Bruce

December 11, 2016

Sydney, Australia

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Description: George Tjungarrayi Ward
2004
Tingari
synthetic polymer paint on linen

100 x 135 cm

PROVENANCE:
Red Sand Art Gallery. Photos of work in progress

OTHER NOTES:
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.

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