synthetic polymer paint on belgian linen
168 x46 cm
Papunya Tula, N.T
Fireworks Gallery, QLD
Private Collection, NSW
Earth. Fire. Water - Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, May 2015, Coo-ee Art GalleryStory
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.