Pitjantjatjara people

Australia c.1917 – 1976

Dancing Women Dreaming [Dancing women dreaming] 1977 Description: from the R G Kimber collection of 15 early Papunya paintings
Place made: Papunya, Western Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, synthetic polymer paint on board and canvas board

Primary Insc: Tertiary Inscription: (written over) $2.65 PIKI. KOONKUNYA UPUNALI-KOONGKA. WITABULLA Property of RG Kimber purchased May 1977. Artist ken Bell deceased c. 1978. Each outer concentric circle of site. the name of which is indicat- ed on the reverse (this site) [see painting by Eddie Etamintja* for similar, but is a very informal presentation]. Key focal site is Upunal-people(women) visted the other sites indicated. Koonkunya. I suspect equally Kung,Kunya deriving from (1 again suspect) Kunga-kutjarra or similar with original record notes as Koongka.
Dimensions: 50.5 h x 60.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1929.9