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Simon Hogan: Lingka


  • No.:RK1694
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:110 × 85 cm
  • Year:
  • Region:Spinifex Country
  • Art Centre:Spinifex Arts Project
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Simon Hogan has depicted the significant site of Lingka, centrally located in traditional Spinifex Lands. Here is the songline of Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa (Two Men Creation Line) that generates from Lingka. It comprises Wati Walawuru Tjukurpa (Wedge Tail Eagle Man Creation Line) and Wati Wirutja Tjukurpa (Owl Man Creation Line) who both reside at Lingkanya. On a particular day, Wati Walawuru asks the other man to “Come hunting with me” but Wati Wirutja decides that he will stay home this day. Wati Walawuru soars off in search of game and is drawn to travel a long distance. Meanwhile at Lingkanya a big rain comes and severely floods the site, drowning Wati Wirutja.

These are the creation beings who left a moral narrative within the landscape that they themselves created as they moved through it. It is this religion that is orally passed from generation to generation and which still guides Anangu on a daily basis.

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