Wilkinkarra. Tjumpo Tjapananka.
Tjumpo Tjapananka



64 x 39 cm 

Numbered 13/50



This print shows some of Tjumpo's country south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert and

centred around the vast salt lake named Wilkinkarra (Lake MacKay). The many lines

represent the tali (sandhills) that dominate this country and the central circles are warniri


Tjumpo Tjapanangka (b. c. 1929) is a senior lawman and maparn (traditional healer) who

was born in the Western Desert at a place called Muruwarr, north of Kiwirrkurra. Tjumpo's

language group affiliations are Kukatja and Pintubi. After a traditional bush upbringing,

Tjumpo settled at Balgo's former mission during the late 1940s. He began painting in 1986

and has achieved formidable success in a range of media. A well-respected community

spokesperson, Tjumpo has participated in many Balgo group exhibitions. Recurring

painted subjects include water soaks, Wati Kutjarra (Two Men Dreaming), Rainbow

snakes, and Tingari, the epic secret/sacred mythological cycle. 


Item #3178

Price: $1,500.00

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