Collection Online
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
207.7 × 670.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Napperby, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1988
© artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd
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Gallery location
Not on display
This work is visionary in its dimension and symphonic complexity, reaching out to encompass multiple Dreamings in a mythological topography that is indelibly scarred by the profound loss and tragic social dislocation experienced by Anmatyerre people exiled from their traditional country due to kardiya (non-Aboriginal) annexation of Napperby as a pastoral station. The painting was commissioned from Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri by Geoffrey Bardon (1940–2003), the teacher and activist whose close association with a group of 30 or more Aboriginal men at Papunya led to the founding of the Papunya Tula movement.