Minyma Tingari, 2001

Artist: Kai Kai Nampitjinpa

Region: Kiwirrkurra (Gibson Desert), WA

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 91 x 91 cm
(Artwork can be rotated)

Catalogue Number: 6246KK

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This painting by ai Kai Nampitjijnpa depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Ngaminya, just to the south-west of the Kiwirrkura Community in Western Australia. The rockholes at this site are represented by the roundels and the adjoining lines represent the sandhills in the area. The grid like designs at the top and bottom represent the nearby rocky outcrops.

A group of women camped at this site, collecting the edible berries known as kampurarrpa or desert raisin. These berries can be eaten straight from the bush but are sometimes ground into a paste and cooked in the coals to make a type of damper.

This painting depicts the swamp and rockhole site of Ngaripungkunya, west of the Kiwirrkura Community. In mythological times a large group of women camped at this site before travelling east, passing through Kiwirrkura and then north-east to Tarkul and Lake Mackay. 

The rockholes at this site are depicted by the roundels while the lines represent the surrounding sandhills.