Lot 86
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Walangkura Napanangka born circa 1944

30,000 - 50,000 GBP
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  • Walangkura Napanangka
  • The Travels of Napanangka from Muruntji to South-West of Mount Leipig
  • Bears artist’s name and Papunya Tula catalogue number on the reverse
  • Synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Painted at Kintore in September 2002
Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, catalogue number WN0209250
Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Melbourne


Mythology and Reality, Contemporary Aboriginal Desert Art From the Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2 October 2004 - 30 January 2005


Geoffrey Bardon, Judith Ryan, Gabrielle Pizzi, Zara Stanhope, Contemporary Aboriginal Desert Art From the Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Mythology & Reality, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2004, p.36, illus.

Catalogue Note

The accompanying certificate reads, “The lines in this painting depict the sandhills in the area through which an old woman, Kutungka Napanangka, passed during her travels from the west. The circles represent rockholes. She travelled from Malparingya, north-west of the Kintore Community and visited the site of Tjintjintjin where there is an underground cave, also the soakage water sites of Ngatanga and Yaranga which are all west of Mantati Outstation, which is approximately seventy kilometers west of the Kintore Community. She then travelled further east to Muruntji, south-west of Mt. Liebig. At Muruntji she was accosted by one of a group of boys so she chased them and caught all but the culprit who managed to escape. She killed the others and cooked them in a fire. She then travelled to Kaltarra where she entered the earth.”