Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

(Australia circa 1926 – 16 Aug 1998)

Community
Walungurru (Kintore), Western Desert region
Language group
Pintupi, Western Desert region

Untitled (Dingo dreaming at Nyunmanu)

Location
Not on display
Further information

This painting depicts designs associated with the dingo dreaming at the soakage water site of Nyunmanu, south east of Kintore community.

A mother dingo left her pups to go hunting. While she was gone the pups set about digging holes to escape the heat. At some stage a large group of ceremonial men passed this way and on seeing the pups grabbed them and carried them away far to the north. On her return the mother dingo cried and cried.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 1999

Place of origin
Walungurru (Kintore), Northern Territory, Australia
Year
1997
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
Dimensions
120.9 x 152.0 x 2.9 cm stretcher
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1999
Accession number
1.1999
Copyright
© Estate of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd