Papunya Tula Artists, NT Cat No CW0310148
Private Collection, SA
Cooee Art, NSW
Accompanied by a Papunya Tula Certificate
This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of naru, south-west of Jupiter well.
In mythological times a large group of Tingari Men travelled to this site. While in the vicinity of Naru the men set alight to the country, burning it in their traditional manner. They later travelled north-east to the site of Pinari, north west of the Kintore community.
Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given.
Generally, the Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The Tingari Men were usually followed by Tingari Women and accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teachings of the post initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.