Tingari Cycle papjj9811145
Kunstenaar: John John Tjapangati Bennett
CAT No: papjj9811145
Materiaal: Acryl op canvas
This painting depicts designs associated with the travels of a large group of Tingari Men, from the west to Kaakuratintja (Lake MacDonald). They were accompanied by women and children. After arriving at the site they were all killed when a huge hailstorm erupted. Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret nature no further details was given.
Generally, the Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites.
The Tingari Men were usually followed by Tingari Women and accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teachings of the post-initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.