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Designs associated with the rockhole site of Kurlkurta

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
183.0 × 122.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Kintore, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Supporters and Patrons of Indigenous Art, 2004
© Morris Gibson Tjapaltjarri/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
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 artist represents the rockhole and soakage water site of Kurlkurta, situated amongst sandhills north of Kaarkuratintja (Lake MacDonald) and west of Tjukula community. The lines at one end of the work represent sandhills. In ancestral times a large group of Tingari men camped at this site before continuing their travels to the northwest. The concentric circles represent water holes and the sinuous lines denote the tracks taken by the Tingari. On another level, the multiplicity of concentric circles emphasises the large size of the group of Tingari men at Kurlkurta as part of their travels.