Sun and Shadow: Art of the Spinifex People

Gallery 1

22 September – 31 October 2023

 

Wayiyul by Ngalpingka Simms

Ngalpingka Simms  |  Wayiyul

Jap 021612  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 200 cm

Unavailable

Pila Nguru by Ian Rictor

Ian Rictor  |  Pila Nguru

Jap 021624  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 90 cm

Kamanti by Tjaruwa Woods

Tjaruwa Woods  |  Kamanti

Jap 021628  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 200 cm

Unavailable

Tuwan by Ian Rictor

Ian Rictor  |  Tuwan

Jap 021617  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 200 cm

Lingka by Simon Hogan

Simon Hogan  |  Lingka

Jap 021607  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 137 cm

Sold

Minyma Tjuta by Women's Collaborative

Women's Collaborative  |  Minyma Tjuta

Jap 021606  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 200 cm

Tuwan by Ian Rictor

Ian Rictor  |  Tuwan

Jap 021621  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 90 cm

Papatatjara by Ned Grant

Ned Grant  |  Papatatjara

Jap 021610  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 137 cm

Unavailable

Lingka by Simon Hogan

Simon Hogan  |  Lingka

Jap 021608  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 110 cm

Unavailable

Wanari by Ian Rictor

Ian Rictor  |  Wanari

Jap 021619  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 110 cm

Miramiratjara by Ian Rictor

Ian Rictor  |  Miramiratjara

Jap 021618  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 137 cm

Kapi Mankurpa by Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson  |  Kapi Mankurpa

Jap 021592  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 85 cm

Sold

Papatatjara by Ned Grant

Ned Grant  |  Papatatjara

Jap 021611  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 85 cm

Tuwan by Ian Rictor

Ian Rictor  |  Tuwan

Jap 021623  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 90 cm

Sold

Mamutju by Noli Rictor

Noli Rictor  |  Mamutju

Jap 021648  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 110 cm

Tuwan by Ian Rictor

Ian Rictor  |  Tuwan

Jap 021622  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 90 cm

Wati Ngintaka by Dora Parker

Dora Parker  |  Wati Ngintaka

Jap 021597  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 90 cm

Unavailable

Yampil by Tjaruwa Woods

Tjaruwa Woods  |  Yampil

Jap 021626  |  acrylic on canvas  |  93 x 91 cm

Lake Baker by Timo Hogan

Timo Hogan  |  Lake Baker

Jap 021652  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 200 cm

Sold

Pukara by Lawrence Pennington

Lawrence Pennington  |  Pukara

Jap 021615  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 110 cm

Sold

Minyma Tjuta by Tracey Simms

Tracey Simms  |  Minyma Tjuta

Jap 021605  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 85 cm

Sold

Ilu by Patju Presley

Patju Presley  |  Ilu

Jap 021600  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 137 cm

Sold

Pukara by Dora Parker

Dora Parker  |  Pukara

Jap 021598  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 90 cm

Kuru Ala by Jessica Veronica Brown

Jessica Veronica Brown  |  Kuru Ala

Jap 021603  |  acrylic on canvas  |  200 x 137 cm

Sold

Lingka by Simon Hogan

Simon Hogan  |  Lingka

Jap 021609  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 110 cm

Sold

Kamanti, Pur-Pur by Tjaruwa Woods

Tjaruwa Woods  |  Kamanti, Pur-Pur

Jap 021627  |  acrylic on canvas  |  138 x 93 cm

Kuru Ala by Jessica Veronica Brown

Jessica Veronica Brown  |  Kuru Ala

Jap 021602  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 137 cm

Sold

Wayiyul by Ngalpingka Simms

Ngalpingka Simms  |  Wayiyul

Jap 021613  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 85 cm

Sold

Maralinga Mamu by Dora Parker

Dora Parker  |  Maralinga Mamu

Jap 021599  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 90 cm

Sold

Tuwan by Ian Rictor

Ian Rictor  |  Tuwan

Jap 021620  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 90 cm

Sold

Seven Sisters by Pamela Hogan

Pamela Hogan  |  Seven Sisters

Jap 021593  |  acrylic on canvas  |  110 x 85 cm

Sold

Kapi Piti Kutjara by Kanta Donnegan

Kanta Donnegan  |  Kapi Piti Kutjara

Jap 021616  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 137 cm

Sold

Lake Baker by Timo Hogan

Timo Hogan  |  Lake Baker

Jap 021651  |  acrylic on linen  |  290 x 200 cm

Sold

Seven Sisters by Marie Brown

Marie Brown  |  Seven Sisters

Jap 021596  |  acrylic on canvas  |  95 x 85 cm

Sold

Katala by Bruce Tjinpun Parker

Bruce Tjinpun Parker  |  Katala

Jap 021594  |  acrylic on canvas  |  110 x 85 cm

Sold

Cundeelee by Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan  |  Cundeelee

Jap 021590  |  acrylic on canvas  |  110 x 85 cm

Sold

Kamanti by Noli Rictor

Noli Rictor  |  Kamanti

Jap 021649  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 137 cm

Sold

Pila Nguru by Byron Brooks

Byron Brooks  |  Pila Nguru

Jap 021625  |  acrylic on linen  |  137 x 90 cm

Sold

Seven Sisters by Tracey Simms

Tracey Simms  |  Seven Sisters

Jap 021604  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 85 cm

Sold

Lake Baker by Timo Hogan

Timo Hogan  |  Lake Baker

Jap 021601  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 200 cm

Sold

Nyuman by Lawrence Pennington

Lawrence Pennington  |  Nyuman

Jap 021614  |  acrylic on canvas  |  95 x 85 cm

Sold

Lake Baker by Timo Hogan

Timo Hogan  |  Lake Baker

Jap 021650  |  acrylic on linen  |  290 x 200 cm

Sold

Ngura Kapiku by Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson  |  Ngura Kapiku

Jap 021591  |  acrylic on canvas  |  110 x 85 cm

Sold

Piralungka by Bruce Tjinpun Parker

Bruce Tjinpun Parker  |  Piralungka

Jap 021595  |  acrylic on linen  |  110 x 85 cm

Sold

‘The People of the Sun (Tjintu) and Shadow (Kanku) are the Spinifex People today. The men paint the bridge of their nose with ochre in consubstantiation with the bill of the birds they are descended from. The duality embodies their association with the land, defines their kinship and is the vertebrae of their religion. That association with land, Law and people continued, cocooned within the spinifex plains of the Western Desert, for another 200 generations until the Spinifex People were shaken from their nomadic solitude by the atomic shock of Maralinga.’  (Scott Cane, p.37, Sun and Shadow ed. John Carty and Luke Scholes, Upswell Publishing, 2023)

‘The idea of an artist meditating on their muse in heroic isolation is alien to desert people. Spinifex People design their lives around never being alone. Their preference is to always have malpa. Malpa when sleeping, eating, travelling and painting. This is the cultural principle that trumps gender, Country or any other factor in desert art. The history of Spinifex painting reveals the creative and conceptual centrality of cooperation and collaboration that is fundamental to the lives of Anangu and their artistic practice.’ (John Carty and Luke Scholes, Sun and Shadow, p.193, Upswell Publishing, 2023)

This exhibition of paintings from the Spinifex People is enriched by the recently published volume Sun and Shadow, Art of the Spinifex People, edited by John Carty and Luke Scholes. Exhibition is presented in association with Spinifex Arts Project. The artworks are on exhibition at Japingka Gallery until 31 October 2023.