Tim LEURA TJAPALTJARRI, Men's camps at Lyrrpurrung Ngturra Enlarge 1 /1


Anmatyarre/Arrernte peoples

Australia 1929 – 1984

Men's camps at Lyrrpurrung Ngturra [Men's camp at Lyrrpurrung Ngturra] 1979 Place made: Papunya, Western Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, synthetic polymer paint on canvas Place Published: Wally Caruana Aboriginal Art Thames and Hudson Page 119 Plate 100

Dimensions: 218.0 h x 260.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.3044

Men’s camps at Lyrrpurrung Ngturra presents a once bountiful landscape depleted by the ravages of grazing and drought. A Great Ancestral Hunter represented by the inverted U-shape surrounded by his weapons once caught kangaroo and emu here, now only snakes and lizards can be found.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra