'Tjungurrayi Kaakuratintja (Lake MacDonald) Tingari Men Story' by George Ward

acyrlic on linen. 181 x 151 cm 


 Provenance: Papunya Tula Artists

 This painting depicts designs associated with Kaakuratintja (Lake MacDonald). In mythological times a large group of Tingari Men travelled to this site from Kulkuta, south-west of the Tjukula Community. After arriving at the lake a fierce hail-storm erupted which killed them all. The Kuningka (Western Quoll) Dreaming is also associated with the site. Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given. Generally, the Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The Tingari Men were usually followed by Tingari Women and accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teaching of the post initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.


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