Rockhole Site of Tarkul Twilly Scarf by Michael Reid Tjapanangka

$80.00 AUD

Twilly scarf featuring the artwork Rockhole site of Tarkul by Michael Reid Tjapanangka.

This product includes a card detailing the artist’s work and practice.


About the artwork:

Rockhole site of Tarkul depicts designs related to the rockhole and soakage water site of Tarkul, north of Mt Webb in Western Australia. During ancestral times, a large group of Tingari men camped at this site before travelling east to Pinari. The Tingari Song Cycle is a secret-sacred mythology, the specifics of which are known only to initiated Pintupi. In general, the Tingari are a group of ancestral Dreaming beings who travelled over vast stretches of country, creating and transforming the landscape through their movements.

Michael Reid Tjapanangka’s striking use of line and stark monochrome palette create the entrancing effect of pulsating movement in this work. The artist’s interconnecting geometric lines evoke a labyrinthine form, the motif symbolic of a journey or pilgrimage to a predetermined site – much like the travels of the Tingari. Though the esoteric meaning of this work remains secret, the symbolism is universal – the artist’s maze of brushstrokes guiding the viewer on a journey across the Pintupi homelands.


About the artist: 

Michael Reid Tjapanangka was born in Alice Springs (NT). He was ‘grown up’ as a child by the famous painter Doreen Reid Nakamarra in Kintore (NT) and later Kiwirrkura (WA), and her early influence is apparent in his work. The young artist shows extraordinary promise, painting intermittently for Papunya Tula Artists when in Kintore.


About the supplier:

One of Twelve is an Australian organisation that produces high-quality silk garments showcasing the work of emerging and established artists from the Asia-Pacific region. Read more


Product details: 

Dimensions: 120 x 1800 x 190 mm

Materials: 100% silk satin

Designed in Australia


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