An image of Kaliangku

Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles Tjapaltjarri

(Australia 01 Jan 1944 – 16 Feb 2010)

Community
Patjarr (Karilwarra), Southern Desert region
Language group
Ngaanyatjarra, Southern Desert region

Kaliangku

Location
Not on display
Further information

The Kayili Artists documentation for the work states:

"Kaliangku is a large freshwater claypan north-west of Patjarr. This painting depicts the coming of big rains from the north-west around Beagle Bay, south of Broome, filling up the claypans and the rivers of the Gibson Desert, 'like the sea'. Another claypan near Tjukurrla called Wananpa also fills. One rockhole called Nginga, a special site associated with rain and rainmaking is also shown."

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Place of origin
East Gibson Desert, Western Australia, Australia
Year
(2005)
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
101.6 x 152.6 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2005
Accession number
338.2005
Copyright
© Estate of Jackie Kurltjunyhintja Giles Tjapaltjarri. Courtesy of Kayili artists. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.