Takariya Napaltjarri

(Australia 1960 – )

Community
Kiwirrkura, Western Desert region
Language group
Pintupi, Western Desert region

Snakes and Freshwater at Warrumpa S.W. of Lake Mackay

Location
Not on display
Further information

The irregular shape towards the centre of this painting depicts the fresh water site of Warrumpa, on the south-western side of Lake Mackay. The small round shapes also depict other fresh water supplies in the area. The artist has depicted the dangerous snakes which live under the lake in the vicinity of the site. In mythological times a large number of women gathered here to perform ceremonies.

Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996

Place of origin
Central and Western Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
1996
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
Dimensions
166.5 x 28.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997
Accession number
67.1997