Canning Stock Route Country (33-51)
Artist(s): Patrick Olodoodi (Alatuti) Tjungurrayi
Date created: 2007
Art Centre(s): Papunya Tula Artists
Medium: acrylic on linen
Artwork Story: In 2007 Patrick returned to the Canning Stock Route to retrace the journey he had made out of the desert 50 years earlier. Along the way he created this painting, which narrates the personal, historical and ancestral stories of his Country. The top line of white squares represents the waters from Kunawarritji north to Billiluna, and the bottom line, the Tingari Dreaming that dominates the artist’s Country east of the stock route. Kunawarritji [Well 33], Nyipil , Kinyu , Pangkapini [between 35 and 36], Kilykily , Lipuru , Wajaparni , Kukapanyu , Natawalu , Tiru , Kulyayi , Katajilkarr , Jimpirrinykarra , Jintijinti , Kujuwarri , Kartalapuru , Kurninarra [near 48], Kaningarra , Lampu , Jikarn , Kilangkilang [between 50 and 51], Kururrungku [Billiluna] … That long way that I’m travelling.
Location depicted: Kunawarritji (Well 33), Nyirpil, (Well 34), Kinyu (Well 35), Pangkapirni (between Wells 35 & 36), Kirl Kirl (Well 36), Lipuru (Well 37), Wajaparni (Well 38), Kukapanyu (Well 39), Natawarlu (Well 40), Tiru (Well 41), Kulyayi (Well 42), Katajilkarr (Well 43), Jimpirrinykarra (Well 44), Jintijinti (Well 45), Kujuwarri (Well 46), Kartalaparu (Well 47), Kurninarra (between Wells 47 & 48?), Kaningarra (Well 48), Lampu (Well 49), Jikarn (Well 50), KilangKilang (near Well 50) , Kurrurungku (Billiluna)
Place of creation: Lake Stretch
Artwork copyright: ©2013 Patrick Olodoodi (Alatuti) Tjungurrayi
Catalogue ID: PO/112/PT
Protocols: Public Access - Restrictions on use
Photographer: Jason McCarthy
Photograph date: 2009-06-18
Photography copyright: National Museum of Australia
Artist(s) biography: born about 1935 Manyjilyjarra, Kukatja language groups Tjungurrayi skin group Kiwirrkurra community Papunya Tula Artists Patrick was born at Mayilili, between Kunawarritji (Well 33) and Kiwirrkurra. With his older brother, Brandy, he walked the desert east of the Canning Stock Route. They regularly crossed the stock route and in 1958 Patrick followed the wells north out of the desert. After many years in Balgo, he returned to live near his Country at Kiwirrkurra. Patrick continues to move between Balgo and Kiwirrkurra, painting for both Papunya Tula and Warlayirti artists.
Artwork Diagram: canning_stock_route_country_patrick_tjungurrayi_detail
Accession ID: 20131011_FORM_MIRA_B0044_0094
Provenance: This material is sourced from Ngurra Kuju Walyja — the Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 by FORM and developed in partnership with Birriliburu, Kayili, KALACC, Mangkaja, Martumili, Ngurra, Papunya Tula, Paruku IPA, Warlayirti and Yulparija artists and art centres.