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Simon Hogan: Lingka


  • No.:RK1700
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:75 × 60 cm
  • Year:
  • Region:Spinifex Country
  • Art Centre:Spinifex Arts Project
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"Nyangatja kapi piti pulkana nyanga ini Lingkanya ka kapi panya wanampi kanpa palaru nyinanyi ka punu tjuta wanari ka kapi wata punu tjarpanyi."

"This is a large major rockhole called Lingka. It is where a poison water serpent resides. All of the trees here are Mulga, they take the water up from their roots to the tips of the tree."

The warta (trees) signify the presence of Tjukurpa (story) at Lingka.

Simon Hogan is a senior initiated Spinifex man who has vast knowledge of country and Tjukurpa (ancestral creation stories). He enthusiastically recounts the journeying of the ancestral beings and their antics however the stories are not conveyed along a linear time line and much comprehension depends on previous knowledge so it can be difficult to follow for the uninitiated.

Special provisions apply to this artwork. Reproductions of the artwork and its story in part or in whole in any form require the permission of the artist. We are only too happy to be of assistance in this matter.