Tingari Dreaming
Acrylic on Linen
90 x 120 cm
Cat.No: 7739


Walala created this piece in Alice Springs. He painted it in our Studio and took advantage of the many different paints we usually have available in our place. The result was a painting with soft colours, a little bit different from the ones he paints with red and ochre.

Walala is well known for his paintings of the Tingari Cycle. The Tingari Cycle, an important Dreaming for the Pintupi Aboriginal people, is a series of sacred and mythological song cycles which describe the epic journey of the Ancestors in the Dreamtime (Tjukurrpa) as they travelled through the land creating particular sites and teaching Aboriginal law.

In 1996, encouraged by his brother Warlimpirrnga, Walala developed his own unique and boldIly graphic style of painting, moving from the classic Tingari style of circle-and-line painting to a minimalist style characterised by rectangles set against a monochromatic background. In his paintings he incorporates many Dreaming sites which represent significant rockholes, water soakages, sandhills, landforms and ceremonials sites found in the Gibson Desert.