Tjun­gunutja

1 July 2017–18 Fe­bru­ary 2018, Mu­seum and Art Gallery of the North­ern Ter­ri­tory, Dar­win, NT

Australian Geographic - - Walk about -

IN 1971, AT the NT set­tle­ment of Pa­punya, a group of Abo­rig­i­nal men painted de­pic­tions of their cer­e­mo­nial lives onto scraps of dis­carded build­ing ma­te­ri­als.Th­ese paint­ings – the be­gin­nings of the Western Desert art move­ment – are now some of Aus­tralia’s most trea­sured cul­tural, his­tor­i­cal and artis­tic items.This ex­hi­bi­tion re­veals a col­lec­tion shrouded in mys­tery, con­tro­versy and in­trigue for more than 40 years. In­clud­ing more than 130 paint­ings, Tjun­gunutja pro­vides ex­tra­or­di­nary in­sight into the ge­n­e­sis of this con­tem­po­rary Abo­rig­i­nal art move­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit: magnt.net.au/tjun­gunutja

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