Collection Online
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
61.5 × 45.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Papunya, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of ICI Australia Ltd, Fellow, 1988
© Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi/Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
The concentric circles represent a waterhole in the interior of a cave. Cliff forms from a particular landscape region are indicated by the angular linear patterns. The subtle variations in dotting detail ritual ground designs on the cave floor and the way water drains in a very remote area of the artist’s country. The modified ceremonial objects on the right hand side are for general viewing.