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Simon Hogan: Tjining 2012


  • No.:RK0826
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:111 × 90 cm
  • Year:2012
  • Region:Spinifex Country
  • Art Centre:Spinifex Arts Project
  • Status:

„Nyangatja kapi Tjining ka punu tjutangku kanpa unngu pakani.

This is the waterhole Tjining where there are trees that grow from the inside of the rockhole.”

In this painting Simon Hogan has illustrated his extensive knowledge of country and Tjukurpa. This story focuses on the site of Tjining, in the western part of Spinifex country where a boy called Wirintjii is camping. Kanpa trees grow in the rockhole at Tjining are deeply related to the story of this boy who has special powers. Wirintjii is hunting a Wanampi (water snake) that lives in the claypan at Warlyuwarlyutjara and can change form and go into Wanari (Mulga) trees. Wirintjii knows both the marks and signs of this snake and is carefully follows seeking his chance to capture and eat the snake. This story runs far to the west towards Jigalong.

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