Tingari Cycle papkw9901213
Kunstenaar: Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa
CAT No: papkw9901213
Materiaal: Acryl op canvas
This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole and soakage water site of Marrapinti west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. In mythological times a large group of Tingari Men camped in a cave at this site before continuing their travels to Pukararatjina soakage, a site where red ochre is found. They then continued east passing through Ngaminya, Wirrulnga and then on to Pinari, north-west of Kintore. Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret nature no further detail 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 teaching of the post-initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.