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Pirrmangka Napanangka

Tjintjintjin - 2000

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
91.0 x 153.0 cm
Price Realised: $4,392.00

MP #410


Papunya Tula Artists, NT Cat No. PN20000663
Tjala Aboriginal Art, NSW
The Mike Chandler Collection, NSW

Pirrmangka Napanangka was born at Tjintjintjin to the north-west of Lake Mackay. She was the daughter of Tutuma Tjapangati and Inyuwa Nampitjin, both recognised artists working for Papunya Tula Artists. Napanangka started painting during the Haasts Bluff - Kintore painting project in 1994 and often painted alongside her sister, Walangkura Napanangka.


This painting depicts designs relating to the site of Tjintjintjin, west of Kintore community. There is a series of rockholes at this site and an underground cave. In ancestral times an old lady travelled to Tjintjintjin from Malparinga, north-west of the Kintore community. She also visited the soakage water sites of Ngatanga and Yaranga, which are all west of Mantati Outstation. She then travelled further east to Muruntji, south-west of Mt Liebig. At Muruntji she was accosted by one of a group of boys so she chased them and caught all but the culprit, who managed to escape. She killed the others and cooked them in the fire. She then travelled to Kaltarra where she entered the earth.