Tingari at Knapilynga


Title: Tingari at Knapilynga

Artist: Walala Tjapaltjarri

Number: MG.0605

Painted: 2008

Medium: Acrylic on Linen

Size: 169 cm x 95 cm

Investment Piece: Yes



This bold traditional painting depicts sacred sites created by the Tingari ancestors at Kanapilynga, south east of Lake McKay where they performed initiation ceremonies. Throughout this site exists a number of soakages and rock hole sites surrounded by sandhill country. The strong rhythmic patterning reflects the light reflecting off the vast dry sunbaked desert landscape. The Tingari People form part of the teachings of the post initiate youths of today, providing explanations for contemporary customs.