acrylic on linen
122 × 91 cm
Community stock number: 210055
Papunya Tula Artists Pty Limited, NT
This painting depicts designs associated with the site of Piniramu, to the south of Jupiter Well in Western Australia. In mythological times a group of Tingari Men camped at this site before continuing their travels towards the east. 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 teachings of the post initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.