Ngoia Napaltjarri #683


artist – Ngoia Napaltjarri
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community – Papunya Tula Artists

title: untitled

year painted: 2013

dimensions: 87 x 28cm
medium: Acrylic on linen
code: 683

This artwork can be viewed at our Noosa gallery.

about this painting:  This painting depicts designs related to the site of Talarrata, an area of low lying country west of Nyirrpi which becomes a shallow fresh water lake after periods of extended rain.  The site has an associated story which refers to a water snake, which after visiting Talarrata continued travelling to the north. While the snake was at Talarrata it dug numerous holes to sleep in.  These holes are represented by the roundels.

A large group of ancestral women gathered at this site during their travels.  They gathered desert raisin (small circles in painting).