Women Gathering at the Rockhole Site of Umari, 2000

121 Tjunkiya Napaltjarri (1927 – 2009)
Women Gathering at the Rockhole Site of Umari, 2000
synthetic polymer paint on linen
122.0 x 61.0 cm
inscribed verso: artist’s name, size, Papunya Tula Artists cat. TN20000267
Sold for $4,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 15 - 21 July 2010, Melbourne

Provenance

Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
William Mora Galleries, Melbourne (stamped verso)
The Collection of William and Lucy Mora, Melbourne

This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, which reads: ‘This painting depicts designs associated with the travels of a group of senior women from the rockhole site of Umari, east of the Kiwirrkura community. The women who are represented by the “U” shapes, later travelled east to Pinari, northwest of Kintore. In mythological times a man of the Tjakamarra kinship subsection travelled to this site from Kampurarrpa in the east. At Umari he had a liaison with a woman of the Nangala kinship subsection, which is a motherin- law relationship. In Aboriginal culture this is considered taboo.’